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 care for more than 1100 patients, of which around two-thirds are cared for entirely in their home or place of residence. Around a third of patients have a stay in our inpatient unit, often for symptom management before returning home.
The care we provide is tailored to each patient’s individual needs. Hospice care is holistic, considering 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 home or place of residence
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 provide assessment, monitoring and care coordination for our community-based 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.
Annually, we provide care for more than 1100 patients throughout the region, and support for their families, whanau and carers.
Around two-thirds of patients are cared for entirely in their own homes or place of residence. Around one-third of patients have an admission to our inpatient unit in Palmerston North, mostly for symptom management before returning home.
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, usually to receive treatment to manage symptoms of their condition, often before returning home or to their place of residence.
Care is provided by a multi-disciplinary team including doctors, specialist registered nurses, pharmacists, social workers (who are trained counsellors), pastoral, spiritual, cultural and bereavement support staff.
Each room looks out onto well-kept, colourful gardens which are maintained by a team of dedicated volunteers. Rooms are equipped with a TV and DVD player, and most rooms have their own ensuite.