The Hospice team offers counselling, bereavement care and volunteer support to patients and their family/whanau and friends who have been involved with Hospice Tairawhiti.

Counselling conversations offer people time, space and companionship to talk over any concerns with a trained professional. Our counsellor can meet with you in the Hospice rooms, in the hospital or in your home, whatever is the most comfortable for you.

Our counsellor is a Member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors and is guided by the NZAC Code of Ethics. We take care with patient and family confidentiality.

As part of the wider services offered by Hospice Tairawhiti the counselling support service is provided free of charge.

Bereavement support is offered to families after the death of a loved one. We hold a ‘Time to Remember’ service once a year and offer grief support groups throughout the year.

  • Individual visits – we are available to meet you in your home or at our office on the Gisborne Hospital campus.
  • Remembering our Loved Ones – a six week group meeting.
  • Monthly Lunches – a group of people who have had connections to our hospice meet on the third Wednesday of the month to try out local restaurants and to meet other people.
  • Time to Remember – held each year to remember and celebrate the lives of those who have died.

For further information please contact Rochelle Walker,
869 0552 or email