“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.
Taupo Hospice Care – Living Every Moment
Anyone who is dying has the opportunity to celebrate their life with the help of our hospice. Therefore, living every moment is reflected in all the services we offer. We care about our patients’ quality of life, their comfort and their wellbeing.
And hospice care doesn’t stop when a patient dies, we continue to care and help those loved ones left behind.
To provide leading palliative home care service, our nurses and hospice volunteers travel extensively throughout the district, which includes northern National Park, Turangi, Kuratau, Taupo, through to Tarawera on SH5.
Nau mai kite Whare Hau ora o Taupo. Kia piri tahi ai ite aroha mete whakaro kotahi ote hua arahi kotahitanga.
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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We are a registered charity and your assistance is much needed, so donations to Lake Taupo Hospice are so very much appreciated
Are you our next hero?
We currently are looking for local companies who can join our team of hospice heroes.
Hospice heroes play a vital role in supporting the work we do by contributing the specialist skills we need to maintain our services.