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Hospice New Zealand

As a national body, Hospice New Zealand is actively involved in research and education, workforce development, establishing standards of healthcare and providing information and advice to hospices, stakeholders and the general public. Hospice New Zealand is not a building; it is a philosophy of care. Their goal is to help people make the most of their lives.

The 32 hospices supported by the organisation care for the whole person, not just their physical needs but also their emotional, spiritual, and social needs too. They care for families and friends as well, both before and after a death. Irrespective of where they are, this philosophy of care does not change and everything we provide is free of charge.

Hospice New Zealand believes that care should be available to anyone who needs it, helping people make the most of every moment, in whatever way works for them.

Snap shot of our services in 2007

Hospices cared for 10,748 people who were dying and made 118,300 home nursing visits. 4,586 people were admitted to our inpatient facilities and 7,794 patients in our service died.

We employed 415 full time equivalent nurses and 5924 volunteers contributed 380,000 hours to our work.

Hospice care cost $59.5 million to provide; $33.2 million of this was funded by government. The remaining millions were donated by the hospice community through various fundraising activities.

Visit hospice.org.nz


Are you interesting in hosting a fundraiser for your charity, or perhaps for CanTeen or Hospice New Zealand? Contact your local Trader or, alternatively you can email your details to us at or call us on 0800 441 529 and we’ll connect you with a Phoenix Trader in your area.