North Shore (09) 486 8900
Waitakere (09) 839 0000

Palliative Care Services

Hospital Palliative Care Team

  • supports people and their families who are dealing with a serious condition which cannot be cured
  • respects the wishes and choices of the person and their family 
  • emphasises their rights to be kept fully informed about all aspects of treatment and care
  • aims to maintain the highest quality of life possible by relieving distressing physical symptoms (such as pain, nausea or vomiting) 
  • aims to address any specific emotional or spiritual needs that the person or their family might identify

When is Palliative Care Helpful?

  • At all stages of serious illness, sometimes even when a condition is first identified
  • Early on with the management of treatments such as chemotherapy or renal dialysis
  • With counselling and support for both the person and their family
  • At any stage when illness is causing major problems or distress, to help with the provision of support, help and comfort
  • Whether the person with the illness is at home, in hospital, or in residential care (rest home or private hospital)


  • Waitakere Hospital
    Ph (09) 839 0000
    Monday - Friday: 8.00am - 4.30pm (except public holidays)


Palliative Care Services

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