Story: Hospice Is Where My Heart Is

Hospice Is Where My Heart Is Trish Thorner is a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) at Waipuna Hospice. As a CNS, Trish’s role is all about coordinating a team of nurses and taking triage or emergency phone calls from patients and families. After working in palliative care for 15 years, hospice holds a special place in…

Story: Death Doesn’t Always Go To Plan

Death Doesn’t Always Go To Plan A story about Emma Frame’s journey with Waipuna Hospice.  Death doesn’t always go to plan. However, thanks to your support Waipuna Hospice is there no matter what. Every dollar you donate helps us care for the terminally ill and bereaved in your community. Your support makes our care possible,…

Story: A Life No One Imagines

No one imagines a life of suffering for their child. Jenny Noble, the mother of Waipuna Hospice patient, Hayden, shares her story on finding out her child has a terminal illness before the age of six, and the journey her family has gone through since. When you find out you’re pregnant, you often envision what…

Story: Separated By Lockdown

Lockdown was hard for everyone. But for Waipuna Hospice patient Mandy Lowe, lockdown brought with it the worst pain imaginable – being separated from her children. With the support of our generous community, Waipuna Hospice is able to make sure that while separated from those she loves most, Mandy Lowe and all our patients are…

Story: No One Should Die Alone

No One Should Die Alone Facing a terminal diagnosis alone isn’t something any of us want to think about. Having no family to turn to, no shoulder to cry on, and no one to comfort you when things become too painful is an agonising reality for many. When Jan Garrett was diagnosed with terminal bowel…