COVID-19

We’d like to reassure you Te Omanga Hospice will continue to provide its essential service through the COVID-19 situation.

Your health and wellbeing, and that of our community are important to us. Our care and support of patients will continue wherever they are  – at home, our hospice, Hutt Hospital or an Aged Care Facility.

Please know we are doing our best to adjust to the changing situation and provide compassionate care in these uncertain times.

Thank you for your understanding.

INFORMATION FOR VISITORS

We are now at Red in the Covid-19 Protection Framework.

Our Inpatient Unit at Woburn Road remains open and the health and safety of our patients, families and frontline staff is our priority. As a result, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to limit Inpatient Unit visiting.

Visitors will be limited to two named people per patient only.

As a health service, we do require that you wear a surgical mask at-all-times while at the hospice and ask that all visitors come through the main doors only and sign-in using the iPad at the entrance.

Please don’t visit our hospice if you are unwell or have symptoms of cold or flu; or if you have been asked to isolate.  If you are unsure, please check with us first on (04) 569 7921.

PATIENT INFORMATION

We may be unable to give our welcome pack out to every family at this time. Here is some information you may need:

Informed consent form

Patient Rights – Code of Health and Disability Services website

Advanced Care Planning – Advance Care Planning website

For those caring for a loved one – A Guide to Carers booklet on Hospice NZ website

For patients – This is me booklet

INFORMATION ON COVID-19

Ministry of Health website

COVID-19 website

FAMILY SUPPORT RESOURCES

When no funerals, tangi or farewell gatherings can be held – Funeral Directors Association website

Supporting grief in COVID-19 – When your world is already upside down

Taking care of yourself in a crisis – Self care

Supporting children – Involving children in memorial rituals during the lockdown

Supporting children – Child friendly way to talk with kids about coronavirus

Grieving a loss before it happens – Anticipated grief

How to gently break bad news to children and teens

What to expect when someone is dying

Children and emotions

Grief by ages and stages

Talking to your children about death and dying

When someone you love has just died

 

For children, families and whānau when a loved one has died – This is me art booklet

How to make FIMO Thumbprints