We provide specialist palliative care for people with any life-limiting condition, and support for their families/whanau – throughout Palmerston North, Manawatu, Rangitikei, Tararua, Horowhenua and Otaki – at no cost to the patients or their families.

Annually, we provide care for more than 1100 patients throughout the region, and support for their families, whanau and those important to them.

The care we provide is tailored to each patient’s individual needs. Hospice care is holistic, it considers a person’s physical, emotional, social, cultural and spiritual needs; to optimise their quality of life.

Support is also provided for the patient’s family/whanau and carers throughout the illness and after the death of their loved one.

Care in the community

Arohanui Hospice aims, where possible, to enable patients to continue to live at home or their place of residence. Our team of specialist palliative care nurses come to you and provide assessment, monitoring and care coordination for our patients, maintaining close links with others involved, such as general practice teams and district nurses.

They are supported by doctors and pharmacists, as well as social workers (who are trained counsellors), and pastoral, spiritual, cultural and bereavement support staff.

Inpatient Unit care

We have a 10-bed purpose-built inpatient unit at 1 Heretaunga Street, Palmerston North.

Some patients may require a stay in our inpatient unit to provide support with symptom management.

Care is provided by a multi-disciplinary team including specialist registered nurses, doctors, pharmacists, social workers, pastoral, spiritual, cultural and bereavement support staff.

This unique specialist unit provides a safe and supported home away from home during patients stay. Each private patient room looks onto our well-kept, vibrant gardens which are maintained by a team of dedicated volunteers. Rooms are equipped with a TV and DVD player, free wifi is available. Delicious home cooked style meals are prepared onsite by our kitchen team.