Our care is provided by our interdisciplinary team of specialist doctors, nurses, therapists and specially trained volunteers, through community home care and our special in-patient unit.
Palliative care means the treatment and relief of mental and physical pain without curing the causes, especially in patients suffering from a terminal illness. Patients can have their GP or specialist refer them, or a referral can be made by the hospital if the patient is currently an inpatient.
Our team is supported by an Executive Leadership Team consisting of the Chief Executive, Director of Nursing & Clinical Support Services, Medical Director, and the Director of Support Services, as well as corporate teams, administration and finance staff and over 500 volunteers who all work together to provide a seamless service.
Every year, we need to raise 45% of our funding from our local community, with the balance being provided through Te Whatu Ora – Health NZ Wairarapa and Hutt Valley. Te Omanga Hospice could not survive without the kindness and understanding of individuals and organisations in the community we serve.