With you at home
We are committed to supporting our patients to remain in their own homes as long as possible.
Mary Potter Hospice staff work alongside patients, families and whānau to affirm life, accept death and provide support.
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, whānau 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.
Our services are mainly provided Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm. Some patients are eligible to access our service out of hours and in the weekend through our Enhanced Hospice@Home or our Last Days of Life services.
Enhanced Hospice@Home is a nursing service for eligible patients who need support to manage difficult symptoms. It runs until about 10pm and over the weekends.
Some patients are eligible for overnight support through the Last Days of Life programme.
Mary Potter Hospice runs a Companion Service for patients who would like companionship in the home.