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“Every Moment Is Quite Precious”: Sharing Life Stories For Hospice Awareness Week

Monday, 16 May 2022, 6:27 am | Hospice NZ

Hospice New Zealand is launching a campaign today to help raise awareness about the value of hospice care. The campaign Share our Life Stories portrays hospice staff; a music therapist, clinical psychologist, biographer and volunteer; sharing their ... More >>

Cost Of Funding Hospice Races Ahead Of Inflation

Saturday, 7 May 2022, 7:47 pm | Hospice NZ

The hospice sector is calling for the government to provide an increase in base-line funding for hospices as costs sky-rocket because of inflation. “Hospice care is a valued and cherished service, that we expect to be there free of charge for our ... More >>

Hospice NZ Chief Executive Mary Schumacher Resigns After 16 Years At The Helm

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 10:39 am | Hospice NZ

The chief executive of Hospice New Zealand is stepping down after nearly 16 years leading the organisation. Previous Board chair, Richard Thurlow said Mary had led many achievements over the years and is well regarded nationally and internationally ... More >>

Misinformation About Palliative Care Dangerous In Euthanasia Debate

Friday, 9 October 2020, 6:42 am | Hospice NZ

As New Zealanders face the life and death decision on how to vote in the End of Life Choice referendum, a group representing providers of palliative care is coming forward to share their concerns on the misinformation and misunderstanding being ... More >>

High Court Action By Hospice New Zealand

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 6:59 pm | Hospice NZ

On 9 April 2020 Hospice New Zealand lodged an application under the Declaratory Judgments Act 1908 in the High Court in Wellington. The application asks the Court to provide rulings on the legal meaning of certain aspects of the End of Life Choice ... More >>

Ten Hospices to benefit from Hospice NZ Grants Programme

Friday, 9 November 2018, 2:23 pm | Hospice NZ

More than $63,000 has been donated to hospice services throughout the country in the second year of the Harcourts Foundation funded, Hospice NZ Grants Programme . More >>

Rachel Hunter & Jo Seagar Support Hospice Christmas Campaign

Friday, 8 December 2017, 12:40 pm | Hospice NZ

Two of New Zealand’s Much-Loved Stars Support Hospice with Farmers for Their Annual Christmas Campaign! More >>

BNI NZ celebrates raising $1.5 Million for hospices

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 10:40 am | Hospice NZ

Hospice New Zealand’s National Partner, BNI New Zealand, celebrates raising $1.5 Million for hospices throughout the country. More >>

Hospice NZ Reacts to Select Committee Report on End of Life

Friday, 4 August 2017, 12:21 pm | Hospice NZ

Hospice NZ has welcomed the report of the Health Select Committee’s investigation into the desire to end one’s life, which was tabled in the House earlier this week. More >>

Living every moment when you’re dying

Monday, 15 May 2017, 3:37 pm | Hospice NZ

Living every moment when you’re dying “People sometimes say that when you’re diagnosed with a life-limiting condition, it’s like holding a giant magnifying glass up to your life”, says Mary Schumacher, Chief Executive of Hospice New Zealand. ... More >>

Hospice funding enables innovation

Thursday, 4 August 2016, 5:26 pm | Hospice NZ

Hospice funding enables innovation As New Zealand’s population ages, hospices face an increasing number of referrals for their services. Last year, New Zealand’s hospices provided care and support for more than 18,000 people and their families ... More >>

Hospice Awareness Week

Friday, 13 May 2016, 11:23 am | Hospice NZ

When Russell Thompson was diagnosed with end stage heart disease last year, his wife Pat was desperate to care for her dying husband at home. “Russell kept saying he didn’t want to be a bother,” Pat says, “but I I told him that after 41 years ... More >>

Largest national fundraiser for hospice - ever!

Thursday, 5 February 2015, 11:25 am | Hospice NZ

Today more than $600,000 has been donated to hospice services throughout the country as a result of the newly established relationship with Farmers Trading Company called Caring Connections in Our Community. More >>

Hospice Awareness Week

Monday, 12 May 2014, 4:28 pm | Hospice NZ

The national awareness week for the 29 hospice services throughout the country runs from 11-18 May and is an opportunity for everyone to step back from the daily grind and think about who and what is important and what living every moment means in a ... More >>

Hospice NZ asks what gives people people joy

Monday, 4 November 2013, 10:40 am | Hospice NZ

From Monday 4 November Hospice NZ is appealing to people on facebook to share what makes them tick, what gives them joy – how they live every moment. More >>

Guidelines for Managers of Volunteer Services Launched

Wednesday, 19 June 2013, 12:21 pm | Hospice NZ

“With more than 13,000 people spending more than 480,000 hours volunteering for hospice every year, we need to ensure their experience is satisfying and meaningful. That is why we have developed The Hospice Guidelines for Managers of Volunteer Services ... More >>

Hospice Awareness Week

Monday, 13 May 2013, 10:31 am | Hospice NZ

Hospice Awareness Week is a great time to think about what matters to you and discuss it with those closest to you, your family and friends. Take some time to think and talk about what you value, what you appreciate and what makes you happy – people, ... More >>

Scholarships available for people working in palliative care

Wednesday, 21 November 2012, 8:42 am | Hospice NZ

Scholarships available for people working in palliative care BNI have been supporters of hospices throughout New Zealand for the past six years – by the end of 2012 the amount donated will pass the half a million dollar mark. Alongside the Chapter ... More >>

“Hospice Makes Supporter Jump for Joy”

Thursday, 25 October 2012, 6:37 pm | Hospice NZ

Hospice has seen unprecedented support for its nationwide 2012 “Give It Up for Hospice” campaign despite New Zealand feeling the pinch economically. The campaign had two stages, initially encouraging people to donate pre-loved spring and summer ... More >>

Statement in Response to PM Quotation on Euthanasia

Friday, 24 August 2012, 10:54 am | Hospice NZ

Statement from Sandy Macleod Medical Advisor to Hospice New Zealand in relation to the article in the Dominion Post this morning quoting the Prime Minister John Key about euthanasia already happening in our hospitals. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/7530298/Euthanasia-already-happening-in-hospitals-PM More >>