Our specialist palliative care services are delivered by a multi-disciplinary team of specialist medical and clinical health professionals, plus support staff, all working together to provide individual care for you and your family/whanau.
This team includes specialist registered nurses who monitor and support patients in their homes or place of residence, providing patient assessment and care coordination. They are supported by doctors and pharmacists, as well as social workers (who are trained counsellors), and pastoral, spiritual, cultural and bereavement support staff. The Community Team works in partnership with a patient’s General Practice (GP) team.
Inpatient Unit Team
For patients who may require a stay in our inpatient unit, care is provided by a team of doctors, specialist registered nurses, pharmacists, social workers, pastoral, spiritual, cultural and bereavement support staff; all based at the inpatient unit in Heretaunga Street, Palmerston North.
Patient Day Stay and Creative Living Programmes
Day programmes are held twice-weekly in Palmerston North and weekly in Levin, providing companionship and support through participation in a variety of activities.
Arohanui Hospice has a dedicated education team including clinical nurse educators who provide coordinated quality education to support all health providers delivering palliative care in our region.