Each room is single occupancy with an ensuite bathroom, and a private balcony looking out on our expansive gardens. We have a hydrotherapy bath. There are multiple quiet spaces for visitors, to talk with our team, or just to reflect.
Our inpatient unit is staffed by specialist nurses, doctors, pharmacist, allied health professionals, Health Care Assistants, and volunteers, including a massage therapist and beautician. As an inpatient you will receive 24-hour nursing care. During each nursing shift (there are 3 shifts a day), a Health Care Assistant will be responsible for your care. You will be seen daily by a Hospice doctor. There is a Hospice doctor available on call day and night. We have no set visiting hours and visitors may stay overnight, COVID restrictions remain in place. please refer to our current visitor’s policy. If you would like to stay overnight, please check with a member of staff. Well-behaved pets can visit, please talk to a member of staff. We also have a therapy dog named Maisie that regularly visits.
Kōwhai house is a short-term, purpose-built on-site accommodation unit for occupancy by families with a loved one in the SPCU. A decision for occupancy is made based on patient condition, personal circumstances, and demand on the facility. Priority is given to those from out of town or who would otherwise need to pay for accommodation locally. Please talk with your nurse if you think this would be helpful for you or your whānau.
Patient meals are provided by our in-house kitchen. Visitors can purchase food and drinks on-site at Manuka Café, open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9.30am – 1pm. All proceeds from the café go back to Nelson Tasman Hospice.