Some people are admitted to the hospice for care in the final stages of their illness. However, many go home again after an admission to sort out a problem We acknowledge how important the comfort of home and the presence of family members can be to a person facing a life limiting illness. The hospice
Patients usually come in for one of two reasons: Management of a problem such as pain, or other troublesome symptoms. When this is attended to, most patients go home again, but can be readmitted to the hospice later if the problem recurs or there is need as their illness progresses. Care in the final stages.
Your own doctor (GP or specialist) is welcome to visit you in the hospice and discuss your illness with our doctors, but while you are in the hospice inpatient unit your medical care is with our team of specialist palliative care doctors. When you are at home, your own GP oversees your care however, they
No – the hospice cares for people from all backgrounds.
No. The hospice offers community and inpatient care at no charge to patients. The hospice receives part funding of its services from the Auckland District Health Board but needs to raise over 4 million annually to provide a full hospice service. Donations towards the cost of care are always welcome.
Referrals are accepted from your GP or specialist doctor, from Auckland City Hospital, or from a community nurse. Start the process by asking your medical professional to complete the Mercy Hospice Referral Form.