Hospice Tairāwhiti offers social work support and bereavement care and volunteer support to patients and their family/whānau and friends who have been involved with Hospice Tairāwhiti.

As part of the wider services offered by Hospice Tairāwhiti the Family/Whānau support services are provided free of charge.

Social Work Support – Our social worker works alongside people, other professionals, agencies and organisations in our community to bring a psychosocial care perspective.

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.

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 support groups throughout the year.

  • Individual visits – we are available to meet you in your home or at our rooms on the Gisborne Hospital campus.

  • Korowai Programme – is a carers’ education and support group that meets regularly. The programme is very informal where people can share their experiences and what works and doesn’t work for them.

  • Time to Remember – held each year in May to remember and celebrate the lives of those who have died.

If you would like to read about the range of Family/Whānau support services Hospice Tairāwhiti offers please click here.

For further information please contact Rochelle Walker,
869 0552 or email rochelle@hospicetairawhiti.org.nz