We often work with elderly people who have been transferred from hospital into residential care, so that the transition is managed well. As well as responding to referrals for support, we provide teaching sessions and mentoring for nurses and care staff. We are also happy to take referrals from patients and family members.

If you or a family member are being transferred to a Residential Care facility from the hospice for continuing care your medical cover may still be provided by Te Omanga doctors, or may be transferred to a GP. Nurses working in the facilities can access advice from nurses and doctors at the hospice at any time. Normal daily cares are performedby nurses and caregivers at the facilities and we work closely with them to provide continuing palliative care.