Mercy Hospice Head of Fundraising, Communications & Retail, Anna Baird said that the Ponsonby store provides a significant amount of income from sales to directly support the provision of patient care.
“Without our Ponsonby shop we would be unable to provide the level of support we do every day to our patients facing life-limiting illnesses. Thanks to the generosity of our community, Mercy Hospice provides a range of specialist community palliative care and hospice services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and offered free to those living in the Auckland District Health Board area.”
Mercy Hospice also offers support to whānau, friends and carers to help them cope with problems arising from the illness. Other services include 13 inpatient beds at the College Hill site, a day-stay programme, counselling, family, spiritual and cultural support, and education and training.