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In patient palliative care

In Patient Care

Hibiscus House includes a purpose built In Patient unit that provides specialist symptom and pain management; or care during the last days of life; or respite care in order to give the patient’s usual caregivers a short break.

In collaboration with Starship hospital, we are also able to offer paediatric respite care for children and their family.

Admission to the In Patient Unit is based strictly on clinical assessment, generally by referral from our Hospice nurses or the patient’s own doctors.

The In Patient Unit is a 24 hour, 7 day a week; short stay facility and more than half our patients are discharged after 7-10 days, back to their home and into the care of our Hospice nurses.

The facility adheres to WDHB regulations and is therefore entirely smoke free - however we do make free nicotine replacement patches available to admitted patients.