Our relationship with Hospice New Zealand is very important to us, and we also respect the national partnerships they have with the House of Travel, BNI, Craigs Investment Partners, and the strength of the national sponsorship they have with Farmers during the Christmas period. Biddy Harford, Chief Executive of Te Omanga Hospice has previously served as the Chair of Hospice New Zealand.

The objectives of Hospice New Zealand included obtaining government funding, licensing, annual inspection of hospices, establishing standards and monitoring them at a national level and providing education and resources.

Hospice New Zealand is actively involved in research and education, workforce development, establishing standards of healthcare, providing information and advice to hospices, stakeholders and to the general public and helping and supporting hospices nationwide.

Hospice is a philosophy of care. Our goal is to help people make the most of their lives.

We care for the whole person, not just their physical needs but also their emotional, spiritual, and social needs too. We care for families and friends as well, both before and after a death. Irrespective of where they are, this philosophy of care does not change and everything we provide is free of charge.

We believe that hospice care should be available to anyone who needs it, helping people make the most of every moment, in whatever way works for them.

To find out more about Hospice New Zealand please visit their website.