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Health Service Reforms

As you may be aware the Health Service is going through reforms that are designed to implement  the most significant changes in healthcare over the last 30 years. Gone are the 20 DHB’s; and in their place Te Whatu Ora…

Richmond Mall Fundraising

From 19-21st May, the Richmond Mall were among the first local businesses to support Nelson Tasman Hospice and their new annual appeal ‘Hands Up For Hospice‘. The Richmond Mall supported Hospice in getting our message out. Having three tables set…

Change for a Sustainable Future

As hospice grows and develops to cater for the increasing demand for specialist palliative care in the region, whilst ensuring that it is achieved in a way that provides sustainability into the future, the need to plan and manage change…

Hands Up For Hospice

Nelson Tasman Hospice is a free service for the people of Nelson Tasman, but it comes at a cost.   While we receive 52% of our operating costs via funding from our DHB, we have an annual shortfall of around…

Wind behind the flags

Francesca (Fran) McGuigan is ready to return to nature and shares the journey of how she got there. Lung cancer is often diagnosed late, but you battle it as long as you can. Fran had been battling this disease for…

64 Sewing Machines – and Counting!

Catherine is a collector of vintage sewing machines, who recently added another Singer to her collection from our Bridge Street Hospice Shop. A keen sewer, the collection started after beginning the hunt for a machine like her grandmother’s; an Elna…

The End of Cheques

Over the last year a major change has occurred in New Zealand’s banking system – the end of cheques. This has been significant for charities such as Hospice that have traditionally relied heavily on donations coming in the form of…

‘Our Care Team’ Worksheet

Caregiving is one of the most challenging jobs you can do, as your own emotions aren't often your priority. It's so important for those that are caregiving to do what you can to look after yourself and sometimes that means…

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