Welcome to Lake Taupo Hospice : New Zealand
Lake Taupō Hospice Summer Newsletter 2015
“You matter because you are you. You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.” Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the Hospice Movement (1918 – 2005)
Lake Taupo Hospice is a registered charity run by the Lake Taupo Hospice Trust and we provide palliative care to patients who are nearing the end of their life’s journey. The term palliative means alleviating without curing.
We are members of Hospice NZ, the national hospice movement that ensures every New Zealander has access to quality palliative care.
Lake Taupo Hospice is a community based hospice meaning our focus is on caring for people in their homes. Patients do not stay overnight at Hospice House but if circumstances mean that it is no longer appropriate for a patient to be cared for at home there are residential hospice beds available in local Rest Homes where the patient will still be under the care of Hospice.
Our hospice receives some funding from the Lakes DHB to help run our palliative home care services. However, as it costs just under $1 million per year to provide these services, we need to fundraise at least $500,000 every year. Please help us by donating money, time, goods or by leaving a bequest in your will.