For patients, families and carers
The services we provide are not just available to support the patient, but for their family, whānau and friends as well.
Mary Potter Hospice cares for people and their families or whānau when a person’s illness cannot be cured, and is getting worse. We seek to be alongside, supporting and assisting their quality of life, their dying and their bereavement.
The term palliative care refers to an approach that improves the quality of life for patients and their families or whānau when facing a life-limiting illness. This care focuses on the prevention and relief of suffering and the treatment of pain and other problems – physical, social, emotional and spiritual.
Hospice community services are available for people living in Wellington, Porirua and Kāpiti and all our services are free of charge. Mary Potter Hospice is a local charity and our services are jointly funded by donations and a contract with the Capital and Coast District Health Board.
We understand that caring for and supporting a loved one with a life-limiting illness can be extremely tough, and we want to help you make the most of your time together. We work closely with other healthcare providers such as GPs and district health nurses to provide the best possible care for the people we support. Our services focus on a whole family approach and includes specialist palliative care, carer support and bereavement services. We support our patients in their own home, in Aged Residential Care or at our Inpatient Unit in Newtown. Our three community teams are made up of doctors, nurses, counsellors and therapists who provide holistic care and support.
We’re with you. Learn more about where we provide our hospice care, read more about the services we offer and view resources related to your care. Learn more
We provide a wide range of support services and programmes including support for whānau Māori, Pacific people, children and bereavement support. Learn more