Lake Taupō Hospice cares for patients within greater Lake Taupō District including both Taupō and Turangi townships. We are members of the national organisation of Hospice New Zealand and our philosophy of ‘Living Every Moment’ is reflected in all the services we offer. “We care about quality of life, comfort at the end of life, as well as helping those loved ones left behind.”
All Lake Taupō Hospice services are free. The Lake Taupō Hospice Bereavement Team is available to provide ongoing support to families/whānau whose loved one received Hospice care. Bereavement support from our team may come in the form of:
We are here to support and encourage you. For more information, please contact Sharon on 07 377 4252.
Lake Taupo Hospice cares for and supports partners, family and friends through the entire journey with the patient and this extends to bereavement counselling and an invitation to join our Kowhai Group which helps bereaved people re-engage with their community again.
Of all the losses faced in life, the death of someone close can leave the emptiest feelings of loneliness and pain. While these feelings are a natural part of the grieving process, there may be times when it seems as if there is no way through.
It takes effort to pick up the threads of your life again. Initially people often feel drained and tired, so it takes some time to recover. It is common to feel in a vacuum now that the person you cared for has died. You may have slowly spent more and more of your time being with them, thinking about them, planning and arranging things for them. Now all this is over. People often feel exhausted, tired and lost at this point.
We have a skilled volunteer bereavement team on hand to offer support either via phone or face to face visits.
The Kowhai Group meets on the third Wednesday each month at Izard Hospice House and is a peer support group for those who feel they would benefit from the company and support of others who are going through similar losses.
This is the equivalent of the Kowhai Group but based in Turangi and meeting fortnightly on Fridays.