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.

COVID-19 information for visitors: last updated Thursday 14 May 2020
The wellbeing of Mary Potter Hospice’s patients, staff and volunteers is always our top priority. Mary Potter Hospice is doing everything we can to support our patients, staff and the community at this time.

At COVID-19 Alert Level 2 our patients in the Inpatient Unit will be able to have up to two visitors at any time. The limit is to maintain physical distancing. Children under 12 can visit by prior arrangement. All visitors will be screened for COVID-19 on admission to the Unit and must stay in the patient’s room. Please do not visit if you are unwell. Thank you for your understanding. Please call us for more information on 04 801 0006 (24 hours).

About the Inpatient Unit
There are 12 beds available and people are admitted to the Inpatient Unit for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Respite care
  • Symptom management
  • End-of-life care
  • Support and counselling
  • Specific therapies

Our staff cater for the unique needs of each patient. We focus on holistic wellbeing, with two Spiritual Carers who are available for emotional and spiritual support, regardless of religion or beliefs.  Other professionals you may see include a social worker, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, massage therapist and music therapist.

Thank you to the night staff for making me coffee and toast in the middle of the night. It takes a special person to do the work that you do.

Our Inpatient Unit offers a welcoming space for families and whānau to spend quality time with their loved one. We have a family room including kitchen facilities available. 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 Hospice team will liaise with health partners such as GPs, district nurses and care home staff to ensure continued support for patients and their family.