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Nelson Tasman Hospice has accomplished its most ambitious project in its 30-year history. We have built a new $11.5 million hospice at Suffolk Road in Stoke thanks to the generous support of the Nelson Tasman region. Now we are fitting out the new facility.

Why The Need for a New Hospice?

Nelson and Tasman’s population is getting older and growing. Demand for our services continue to grow along with the region’s demographics. In the past four years we’ve had a 28% increase in referrals. In the 2016/2017 year we had a total of 367 admissions to hospice services.

We are expanding and refining our services to meet the anticipated additional demand for palliative care across the region. The new hospice facility is designed to enable us to deliver the right combination of services needed by the region going forward.

Hospice patient Andy Pui and his daughter Morehu talk about what the Hospice and its services means to them.

The Figures


in referrals over last 4 years


in the 2016/2017 year

The Fit Out

The handsome new hospice facility includes a 10-bed specialised palliative care inpatient unit, including consulting rooms, space for families to meet and spend time together, and allied support services including pastoral care and grief counseling for families and whanau.

In addition the new hospice includes:

a base for hospice’s significant community outreach service, which includes nurses and allied health staff

an area for patients to attend a day clinic

a training centre for our palliative care education team to share their knowledge and experience with other health professionals and carers

office and meeting space for our staff, including doctors, nurses, health care assistants, physiotherapist, social workers, counselors, chaplain, bereavement support coordinator and administration staff

a base for hospice’s hundreds of volunteers who provide a wide range of support to hospice’s many services

an office for marketing and fundraising to support the ongoing provision of hospice services free of charge to the Nelson Tasman community

See an aerial view of the new hospice site here.

For the first time since 1999 we are all under one roof.

Now that the new building is completed, it needs a thorough fit out.

A fully appointed new hospice requires a wide range of finishing touches to be complete. We have moved our patients and operations into the new building, but the fit out continues.

Examples of the fit out include:

  • Furniture
  • Curtains
  • Televisions
  • Security Systems
  • Inpatient Specialised Care Equipment
  • Community Care Equipment

You can support the completion of the new facility’s fit out with a donation of any size.

Just go to our donate page to contribute to the fit out.

  • NMDHB Funding
  • Donations/Grant/Fundraising

A $1.25 million shortfall each year is met by fundraising, shop revenue, grants and investments.

Aerial view of new hospice location
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