Te Omanga Hospice supports patients in the Inpatient Unit, in their homes and also in Residential Care facilities. Our Te Omanga Residential Care team supports patients, their families, and the staff working in rest homes and hospital level care facilities throughout the Hutt Valley.
Our aim is to increase the capabilities of Residential Care facilities by working alongside them in an advisory role and acknowledging the palliative care work that already takes place.
If you or a family member are being transferred to a Residential Care facility for continuing care and you are receiving care from Te Omanga, your medical cover will still be provided by Te Omanga doctors. This means that nurses working in the facilities can access advice from nurses and doctors at the hospice at any time.
Normal daily cares are performed by nurses and caregivers at the facilities and we work closely with them to provide continuing palliative care. A care plan and your prescriptions will go with you. The nurses will continue to give you the same medications.