With you as an inpatient
The majority of the people we support stay in their own homes. However, sometimes patients may benefit from some time at our specialist Inpatient Unit in Newtown.
About the Inpatient Unit
There are up to 12 beds available and people are admitted to the Inpatient Unit for a variety of reasons, including:
- Specialist respite care
- Symptom management
- End-of-life care
Our multi-disciplinary team caters for the unique needs of each patient. This includes nurses, doctors social workers and therapists.
We focus on holistic wellbeing, with two spiritual carers who are available for emotional and spiritual support, regardless of religion or beliefs.
Our Inpatient Unit offers a welcoming space for families and whānau to spend quality time with their loved one. Our Tarata Room (Family Lounge) has a kitchenette where you can prepare your meals. You can even bring your pet in for a visit.
The length of stay varies for each person. If longer-term care is needed the Mary Potter Hospice team will work with you and your whānau to discuss other care arrangements. We will work with your GP, district nurses and care home staff to ensure continued support.