Our care

We’re with you, wherever you are.

Mary Potter Hospice cares for people and their families or whānau when a person’s illness cannot be cured, and is getting worse.

Faced with a limited time to live, people can experience a number of very significant and challenging changes. We seek to be alongside, supporting and assisting their quality of life, their dying and their bereavement. Our vision is that people at the end of their lives have access to quality compassionate care when and where they need it.

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. Our services are jointly funded by donations and a contract with the Capital and Coast District Health Board. 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.

Wherever you are, the hospice philosophy applies: care for the whole person, not just your physical needs but also emotional, spiritual and social needs. The goal is to improve quality of life, understand what matters most in life and focus on the person and their family or whānau.