About Hospice

Hospice is a philosophy of care which extends beyond the physical needs of a person to their emotional, social and spiritual needs and those of their family.

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Health Professionals

Our palliative care services provide specialist and compassionate nursing care at home for people in our community.

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Volunteers

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Lake Taupo Hospice Trust Inc

Lake Taupo Hospice Trust is the governance trust for all the activities associated with Lake Taupo Hospice.  It is registered under the Charitable Trusts Act 2005 and provides leadership for the Hospice on behalf of the people of Taupo, Turangi and the surrounding area.

All board members are volunteers and are selected for, and use their extensive professional experience, expertise and insights to provide the strategic direction and collaboration approaches which guide the day to day running of Lake Taupo Hospice.

Drawn from the local community board members ensure that Lake Taupo hospice is properly governed, effectively managed, is sustainable financially and operationally and that all statutory compliance is undertaken.

 

Lake Taupo Hospice Development Trust

Lake Taupo Hospice Development Trust is a trust independent of the operational trust.  They have responsibility for, and act as landlord for Lake Taupo Hospice building assets.

 

 

 Meet the Board

  Alan Vane (Chair)

Alan is a Lawyer with over 40 years experience in public law and litigation, the last 35 years of which have been in Taupo.

During that time, he has been extensively involved in community and public organisations including appointments:

  • By the Taupo District Council between 1993 and 1995 as a director of Taupo Electricity Limited, ending only when Taupo Electricity Limited was sold by the Council;
  • By the Minister of Tourism between 1993 and 1998 as a member of the Wairakei Tourist Park Advisory Board;
  • By the Minister of Health, first as a director of Lakeland Health Limited between 1995 and 1998, then as Deputy Chair of the Interim Lakes District Health Board between 1998 and 2000, and finally as Chair of the Interim Lakes DHB in 2001;
  • By his legal colleagues spread across New Zealand who are members of legal firms which are members of NZ Law Limited, as a director of NZ Law Limited between 2008 and 2015 – NZ Law is an association of 62 law firms around New Zealand involving some 160 partners and over 700 employed solicitors;
  • By the Taupo Community as a trustee of the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge Trust during the period 2010-2015;
  • By the Taupo Community as a trustee of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Taupo Inc, during the period 2010-2017;
  • By the cycling fraternity in Taupo, as Chairman of the Project Committee of Bike Taupo to build the Great Lake Trail, a Nga Haeranga National Cycleways project, which role has continued from 2011 to today;
  • By the Taupo Community as Chairman of the Lake Taupo Hospice Trust, which role has continued from 2014 through to today.

He brings to the Board extensive knowledge and experience of governance of community and public organisations.

 

  Kathy Guy (MNZM)

Kathy Guy has been involved in the Tourism & Hospitality Industry since the mid 70’s and is currently Group General Manager of both Chateau Tongariro and Wairakei Resort.   Kathy was recognized in the 2016 New Year’s Honours List and received a NZ Order of Merit for her contribution to Tourism and Hospitality.

Kathy is a Director of Mountain Air and has held two terms on the national Board of Tourism New Zealand.

She also previously held Central North Island Chair for NZ Hotel Council and was previously Chair of Visit Ruapehu and Chair of the Government’s Central North island Major Regional Initiative which encompassed Ruapehu, Rangitikei and Wanganui regions.

Kathy currently sits  on the Board of Destination Great Lake Taupo, Taupo Economic Development Board and The Lake Taupo Airport Authority.

Kathy brings to the Board of Lake Taupo Hospice her business and governance knowledge.

 

  Dr Peter Battersby (MBChb, Dip Obst, FRNZCGP)

Peter has been a GP in Taupo for 30 years and is a partner at Taupo Medical Centre.  Growing up in Hamilton and training at Auckland University Medical School, he then spent a few years working in Auckland and Canada before returning to a Taupo.

Actively involved in promotion of general practice in the region, his special interests include aviation medicine (he holds Civil Aviation Authority medical examiner 1 status), minor surgery, palliative care and sustainable primary and secondary care.

Peter’s previous governance experience includes having been a board member of the Taupo Hospital Health Society, Taupo Life Education Trust and as a board member of the Lake Taupo PHO before it merged with other PHOs to form Midlands Health Network.

Peter has been on the board of Lake Taupo Hospice for the last 20 years and brings his clinical, primary health and home health expertise and knowledge to the board.

 

  Kamiria (Kim) Gosman (RN, RM, Dip ComH)

Kamiria (Kim) Gosman is of Nga Puhi, Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairoa and Ngati Tautahi descent and is married to Jim Gosman.  Between them they have five adult children and two great Grandsons, 3 years and 10 months and 18 months, both boys who live in Taupo.

Kim has lived in the Central North Island for forty years, 16 in National Park and the remainder in Turangi.  She has been associated with health, health related and social services for most of her working and semi retired life.

Kim is a retired Nurse and Midwife whose experience has included specializing in the health of children, teaching in Schools of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Sciences, and managing community services.   She has held a variety of roles spanning the setting of strategic directions through to the implementation and development of a Maori workforce for Tuwharetoa Health Services Limited (1995- 2007).  During her fifteen years as the inaugural Chief Executive Officer for Tuwharetoa Health Services Ltd she worked with Suzie Kuper, the Palliative Nurse specialist who from 2005 made an appreciable difference for Maori families requiring the services of Lake Taupo Hospice.

Kim is currently engaged in a number of Boards including: the Iwi Maori Council Waikato District Health Board, Te Kahui Oranga; the Iwi Leadership group Lakes District Health Board; the Midland Iwi Relationship Board, Taranaki to Tairawhiti; the NZ Rural General Practice Network and has been a past Chair of Te Nohanga Kotahitanga O Tuwharetoa Iwi Health Governance Board in partnership with the Lake Taupo Hospice Trust.

Totally committed to advancing access to timely, quality palliative care services for families and whanau in rural areas – especially Mangakino and Turangi as priorities – Kim brings to the board her extensive experience and connections in Maori, women’s and rural health.

 

 Murray Stanley

Murray has been resident of Taupo since 2001.

Now retired, he worked for more than 40 years in the electric power generation industry in New Zealand, Australia and the UK.  He has qualifications in engineering and business management and has held several roles in the industry – with his last assignment as Generation Manager of Contact Energy’s geothermal power operations based at Wairakei.

Murray brings his wide ranging management, business and strategic skills to the Lake Taupo Hospice Trust board.

 

 Rev Jenny Chalmers

Jenny Chalmers is an Anglican Priest and is the vicar of St Andrew’s, Taupo. She is a member of the order of St John and is secretary to the Taupo St John Area Committee. She formerly chaired the St John Wairarapa District Committee, and the Carterton Area committee.

Jenny has extensive experience in rest home governance having sat on the executive board of the Carter Society, proprietors of Carter Court Rest Home a not for profit, community based rest home, for nine years. In this capacity she was also a member of the Audit and Finance committee. During her time the Society developed from a forty-bed rest home to a rest home and hospital, with six license-to-occupy units, and forty social housing units.

Jenny is particularly interested in community development and has initiated and participated in, a number of small and large community development projects.

Her academic interest is Christian Jewish Muslim relationships. She has been a member of the Council of Christians and Jews for twenty-five years, is a founder co-chair of the Wellington Abrahamic Council and sits on the executive of the Australian Council of Christians and Jews.

Jenny is married to John Reid, a retired IT analyst and has two daughters and two granddaughters.

Lake Taupo Hospice board is pleased to be able to have access to Jenny’s diverse community, aged care and faith based experience.

 

  Angela Clark

Angela is a co-founder and partner of DPA Limited Chartered Accountants in Taupo.  Once a finalist in the Accounting Technician of the Year Awards her knowledge and professionalism is so respected that she was the first non-Chartered Accountant to receive a Certificate of Public Practice from The New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Angela’s expertise covers Maori Trusts, Farming and Foreign Investment as well as being an immigration specialist and she is a past member of the NZICA Waikato Branch and Rotorua Sub-Branch.

Angela brings her extensive financial, commercial and trust expertise to the Lake Taupo Hospice Trust board.

 

 Hine Loughlin

Hine is of Ngati Tuwhatetoa descent and for the last ten years has been following, completed and now working as a Nurse practitioner prescriber at Taupo Medical Center.

Having returned to her turangawaewae (birth place) her motivation is on caring for the community so that they can thrive and flourish.

As a new trustee to the Lake Taupo Hospice board Hine’s focus is on increasing her understanding of palliative care and particularly Maori palliative care in our community.

Hine brings her experiences at the grass roots of patient care as well as her knowledge of Maori based health issues to the board of Lake Taupo Hospice Trust