With you at home
We are committed to supporting our patients to remain in their own homes as long as possible.
Our staff work alongside our health partners to affirm life, accept death and provide support for our patients and their family or whānau.
We have three community teams made up of doctors, nurses, counsellors and therapists. They provide holistic care and support people at home from our three bases in Newtown, Porirua and Paraparaumu.
We work in partnership with patients, families and other healthcare providers to develop an individual care plan to meet each patient’s specific needs.
The GP remains the patient’s day-to-day doctor in the community, and they can ask a Hospice doctor for advice or to visit if needed. Our doctors maintain close contact with GPs and hospital specialists to ensure as much continuity in medical care as possible.
All patients who remain in their own homes can also access day hospice services. These are in Newtown and Paraparaumu. The services include arts and crafts, friendship/fellowship and other meaningful activities.
I can’t speak highly enough for the care I received from Mary Potter Hospice. Individual care – treating the whole person.