News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Hospice West Auckland to build two-bed inpatient unit

Media Release

18 December 2012

Hospice West Auckland to build two-bed inpatient unit in West Auckland

After 25 years of providing free community based specialised palliative care and support to the people of West Auckland during terminal or life-limiting illness, Hospice West Auckland is now embarking on a new project to build a two-bed specialised care unit in their existing Beach Road premises in Te Atatu Peninsula.

Currently Hospice West Auckland’s premises on Beach Road is used for day programmes, clinics, support therapies and Community Palliative Care team base and administration.

Patients of Hospice West Auckland who require treatment in a specialised care unit are admitted to either North Shore Hospice or Hibiscus Hospice which is not always an ideal solution for West Auckland patients and their families.

Not only are the physical, social, and psychological needs of patients greatly disrupted but the distances which families of Hospice West Auckland patients must travel to be with their loved ones is very difficult, leading to added costs, extra stress and less time with loved ones at an already challenging time.

The new two bed specialised care unit at Hospice West Auckland’s premises will enable Hospice West Auckland to provide urgent respite or specialist care for patients and their families.

Hospice West Auckland Chief Executive Barbara Williams says, “The aim has always been to have a specialised care unit in West Auckland. While this has been difficult for us to achieve for many reasons, we think the two bed unit is a great step towards our goal of a bigger purpose built unit in the future.”

“The renovations in the building for our two-bed unit are due to commence early in the new year. It is proposed that the building will take approximately four to six weeks to complete.”

Unfortunately, for an area the size of West Auckland, a two-bedroom inpatient unit will by no means serve the growing needs of the community. The dream for Hospice West Auckland is to build a dedicated 10-bed inpatient unit in West Auckland. The first step in achieving this goal is to find and secure two hectares of land in the West Auckland area.

As always support from staff, volunteers, donors, sponsors and the local community will go a long way towards helping Hospice West Auckland realise their dream.


Notes to Editor:

• Hospice West Auckland provides specialist palliative care and support to patients and family/whanau in their own home.

• There are currently no beds in Hospice West Auckland’s Beach Rd Te Atatu Peninsula facility.

• Hospice West Auckland has had insufficient funds to enable us to provide beds up until now.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

With Hunters & Collectors: The Rolling Stones Announce New Auckland Date

It’s the news New Zealand has been waiting for. The Rolling Stones today confirmed the rescheduled dates and venues for both the Australian and New Zealand legs of their highly anticipated ’14 On Fire’ tour. Now, Frontier Touring is also delighted ... More>>

ALSO:

Flying Things: Conchords, Pretties Help BATS Fly Home

The launch of BATS theatre’s fundraising campaign has taken off – with a bit of help from their friends. And with friends like theirs… An event last night hosted by Te Radar at Wellington’s latest waterfront venue, Shed 6, featured Fly My Pretties and, in a dream-come-true scenario, Flight of the Conchords. More>>

ALSO:

Environment: Zoo’s Own Wētā Workshop Produces Rare Giants For Release

Following unprecedented breeding and rearing success, Auckland Zoo is today releasing 150 of New Zealand’s largest giant wētā, the wētā punga, onto pest-free Motuora Island in the Hauraki Gulf. A further 150 will be released onto Tiritiri Matangi next month. More>>

Girls On Film: Divergent Hits The Big Screen

n January, Catching Fire (the second film in the Hunger Games series) not only became the biggest US box office success of 2013 : it also became the first film starring a female actor (ie. Jennifer Lawrence) to top the annual domestic earnings chart since The Exorcist, 40 years ago. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: No Travel Sanctions For Russian Billionaire’s Superyacht

On the same day that New Zealand announced travel sanctions against selected Russians, a Russian billionaire’s superyacht berthed in Wellington Harbour. More>>

ALSO:

Mental Health: UC Researchers Believe Robots Can Persuade People To Conform

A team of University of Canterbury (UC) researchers and scientists believe robots can persuade people to conform through group pressure... ``Our results showed that robots can induce conformity but to a significantly lesser degree than humans." More>>

NZ On Air: Local Content Holds Steady At 32% Of Television Schedules

Since 1989 NZ On Air has measured local free-to-air television content. The report compares the schedules of the six national free-to-air channels, to observe trends and changes in the local content landscape. More>>

Arts Fest: 2014 New Zealand Festival A Spectacular Celebration

The New Zealand Festival welcomed the world to Wellington over 24 days (21 Feb – 16 Mar) of arts events across the city. “[current figures show] slight increase on the 110,000 tickets issued in 2012. It’s a great result.” More>>

Opera: Happy 70th Birthday Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

Our first lady of song who “feels more like at 15 year old” will celebrate her significant birthday on stage at Covent Garden tomorrow night (Friday morning NZT), performing in the Royal Opera House’s production of La fille du régiment (The Daughter of the Regiment) as La Duchess de Crackentorp. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news