Mercy Hospice Auckland - Day Unit

By: Mercy Hospice Auckland  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Palliative Care, Hospice, Community Palliative Care

Our Day Stay programme known as Opening Doors operates every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Hospice from 10 am to 2 pm and patients may come every week or whenever they feel up to it.

Opening Doors is so named because it is open to all patients registered with the community palliative service and because its programme will be open to the ideas, needs and desires of its patients.

Opening Doors provides a programme of therapeutic and social activities to enhance quality of life by enabling people receiving hospices services, to enjoy the company of others and the support of the Opening Doors team.

Referral to or inquiry about the Opening Doors programme can be done through the Community Palliative Care Team, a GP or contact the hospice.

Keywords: Community Palliative Care, Hospice, Palliative Care

Contact Mercy Hospice Auckland

Email

Print this page

Other products and services from Mercy Hospice Auckland

06-Dec-2011

Mercy Hospice Auckland - In the Community

No matter how trivial a problem may seem, we are happy to discuss it.Our aim is to ensure that you maintain optimal comfort and assist your family in supporting you at home. The hospice supports people at home as much as they can, helping them to remain as independent and active as possible. Our Community Palliative Care team consists of experienced nurses, doctors, family support and pastoral care staff.


06-Dec-2011

Mercy Hospice Auckland - Services at the Hospice

During your stay in the Inpatient Unit you will meet volunteers who assist with hospitality and provide aromatherapy, art or music therapy, pet therapy and biography services. The Inpatient Unit located at 61 College Hill, Ponsonby, has been named the St Joseph's Unit in recognition of the original name of the hospice which first opened in 1979.


06-Dec-2011

Mercy Hospice Auckland

The chaplain visits each patient admitted to the in-patient unit, providing spiritual support to families or helping them connect with someone from their own faith where needed. The Family Support Team at Mercy Hospice Auckland assists patients and their families in the community and at our in-patient unit. The team includes counsellors, social workers, chaplain, kaiatawhai (Maori cultural support) and Pacific cultural support.