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Hospice Awareness Week (15 – 21 May) The theme for this year’s Hospice Awareness Week is OK: “Ok to ask for help, ok to be yourself, ok to laugh, ok to cry and that hospice is about living every moment in a way that matters to you”. During this week you’ll find more insights into

By |2023-05-01T12:08:44+12:00May 1st, 2023|Mercy Events, Mercy Matters|Comments Off on Upcoming Events

I’m leaving a gift in my Will to Mercy Hospice

In 2009, my late wife, Carol was a patient at Mercy Hospice. She was such a deeply humble person with a heart that cared so much for others. Yet Carol’s humility always amazed me because of how much personal loss she’d encountered in the space of just a few years. Tragically, when she was 38,

By |2022-10-14T13:27:59+12:00October 14th, 2022|Donation, Patients & families|Comments Off on I’m leaving a gift in my Will to Mercy Hospice

Introducing Luca

Luca Bree has lived beside Grey Lynn Park for almost forty years and has seen many changes in that time. As an enthusiastic op shopper and single parent on a tight budget he was very pleased when the Ponsonby Hospice Shop opened, quickly becoming a regular customer. Recycling clothing, books and homeware fitted his ‘green’

By |2022-07-04T13:56:18+12:00July 10th, 2022|Mercy Story, Volunteers|Comments Off on Introducing Luca

Mercy Hospice Ponsonby shop moves after 16 years

(L-R) Judy Maynard, Michelle Flatz, Brenda Valentine, Briar Wakelin, Dave Hale, Andrew Davidson. After 16 years the well-known local Mercy Hospice shop located at 300 Ponsonby Road has moved to its new abode, and luckily, it’s just a short stroll down the road to 346 Ponsonby Road. Last year, the shop was informed

By |2022-07-04T13:56:06+12:00July 10th, 2022|Fundraising, Mercy shops, Volunteers|Comments Off on Mercy Hospice Ponsonby shop moves after 16 years

Your Fundraising Activity Update

In the spirit of Matariki, let’s take a moment to celebrate and remember how our supporters came together, and what’s in the pipeline for continuing the care at Mercy. Here’s how Mercy Hospice has been raising awareness and much-needed funds for your community. Hospice Awareness Week  The theme

By |2022-07-04T13:55:58+12:00July 10th, 2022|Community, Fundraising|Comments Off on Your Fundraising Activity Update

Houspice Update

(L-R) Arthur Morris, Chairman Mercy Healthcare Auckland with Friends of Mercy’s Penny Clydesdale, Margo Stewart, Cheryl Whiting and Maria Ryder. The Houspice Project raises $150,000! The Houspice Project is a fairy story come true that started over two years ago. Maria Ryder, one of the Friends of Mercy (FOM), was enjoying a drink

By |2022-07-04T13:53:31+12:00July 10th, 2022|Donation, Fundraising|Comments Off on Houspice Update

Celebrating National Volunteering Week 19 – 25 June 2022

National Volunteering Week 19 – 25 June 2022 Thank you, thank you, thank you to our amazing team of volunteers whose tireless work makes such a difference to the patients and families served by the teams at Mercy Hospice. From our retail volunteers through to our in-patient volunteers, drivers, companions, gardeners, caterers, beauty volunteers,

By |2022-07-04T13:56:29+12:00July 10th, 2022|Mercy Story, Volunteers|Comments Off on Celebrating National Volunteering Week 19 – 25 June 2022

A Kiwi kind of love

Thank you for helping make ‘10 – A Celebration of Tastes’ such a success and a force for continuing the care at Mercy Hospice. After two cancellations, two lockdowns and enough stress to sink at least a few Titanics, imagine the joy and relief felt by supporters and organisers when ‘10’ finally went ahead

By |2022-07-11T13:58:11+12:00July 10th, 2022|Event Spotlight, Patients & families|Comments Off on A Kiwi kind of love

Caring for your community

Much like Catherine McAuley and the original Sisters of Mercy, the Community Palliative Care (CPC) nurses at Mercy Hospice go out into the community every day to deliver much-needed clinical care and support to patients and their families.   With 20-30 referrals received each week, these nurses never know what their days will look

By |2022-07-11T11:10:30+12:00July 10th, 2022|Mercy staff, Mercy Story|Comments Off on Caring for your community

Wongs, the Flower Lady, and heaps of hot chocolate

During the first lockdown, the inpatient unit (IPU) at Mercy Hospice was home to a 40-year-old Cook Island Māori, Tahitian man called Wilfred, but to everyone he met, he was ‘Wongs’.  With his family based in Tahiti and Rarotonga, Wongs spent his early years in New Zealand, either in care or on the streets.

By |2022-07-04T14:03:26+12:00July 10th, 2022|Mercy Story, Patients & families, Volunteers|Comments Off on Wongs, the Flower Lady, and heaps of hot chocolate
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