Resources

Mary Potter Hospice provides a number of resources to support you and your family or whānau

Guidelines for self-administration of medications
Mary Potter Hospice doctors have created videos to provide training to patients and carer for self-administration of medications. They can be used following advice from Hospice staff on which medication is most suitable for the patient and how it is best given.

Giving Sublingual Medication
Inserting a Subcutaneous Line
Connecting a Loaded Syringe Driver
Drawing Up Medication from a Plastic Ampoule
Drawing up Medication from a Glass Ampoule
Setting Up a Syringe Driver
Preparing and giving a subcutaneous injection

If you are a patient or carer, and have questions about anything in these videos please call us on (04) 801 006 at any time.

Please ask Hospice staff for copies of brochures, or you can access them digitally here:

Hospice New Zealand
Hospice New Zealand also has many resources and publications available to help you.

Advance Care Planning
Advance Care Planning (ACP) is the process of thinking about, talking about and planning for future health care and end-of-life care. The important first steps are thinking about and talking about what you want – because it’s the conversations and the shared understanding of what matters that makes the biggest difference. The Advance Care Planning website provides information on how you can do this.