Our aim is to provide culturally safe support services to individuals and their whānau during their oncology and/or palliative care journey, based on the needs of the individual and the whānau.
The service provides education, whānau support, facilitation and links with other services in the community. The service is designed to augment and facilitate the range of other services that make up a complete package of care. Our service embraces all the elements of wellbeing, tinana, whānau, hinengaro and wairua, and also supports the client’s wider whānau.
Te Hauora O Ngāti Rārua Ltd delivers this service to people in their homes, other community locations or in a palliative care inpatient/hospice setting in Wairau. The Palliative Care and Oncology Support Service is available during normal business hours.
Referral to the service may be from:
- Hospital based specialist palliative care service
- Pukenga Hauora
- Other Hospital Services
- General Practitioners
- Māori Health Provider
- Self Referral
Components of Service:
Comprehensive support services to whānau admitted as inpatients in hospices in te Tau Ihu by:
- Assist hospice staff in assessing whānau needs
- Providing support and education to whānau members
- Arranging for interpreting and translation services where required
- Participating in client discharge and planning.
- Assisting hospice staff in issues of cultural safety and appropriateness
Comprehensive support services to clients who have been discharged from or are treated as outpatients by the hospice and who will receive ongoing palliative care, by:
- Home visiting, provision of assistance where required, and if necessary, transport to attend outpatient clinics
- Provision of information as to the availability of health services
- Provision of information as to support services offered by non-health sector agencies.
Whānau Ora Kaimahi – Palliative Care & Oncology
Tel: (03) 577 8404
Fax: (03) 577 8452
Cell: 027 459 9913