"Hospice gives you the freedom to keep on living. Being at the In Patient Unit has also relieved so much stress from my family; with Hospice looking after everything, we can just enjoy the time we have left together." Patient Debbie Graham died October 2014
Become a Friend of Hospice
If you become a Friend of Hospice, your regular donation will ensure the continuation of our In Patient Unit – a service that you yourself, or someone close to you, may someday need.
Since opening in late 2009, over 1,000 patients have been admitted to our In Patient Unit. Some have spent their final days here in our peaceful, homely environment, surrounded by their family and friends. Others have come for pain and symptom management, then returned home more comfortable, to make the most of the time they had left. And the remainder have come for a short stay to give their spouse or caregiver a much needed break and strengthen their ability to keep their loved one at home for as long as possible.
For hundreds of local families it is unthinkable that the In Patient Unit might not have been here to help them.
Without it, their loved ones would have had to wait for a Hospice bed on the North Shore or be admitted to a hospital ward - and their families would have had to bear the added strain of travelling long distances to visit.
Building a local In Patient Unit was just the start of the journey. It costs over $2.5 million per year to keep the Unit open and as less than a third of this is funded by government, the rest must be raised from the local community which holds this service so dear.
That’s why Hibiscus Hospice needs your help. We’ve made a promise to our community to keep the In Patient Unit open but we can’t do it alone - we need your ongoing support.
By making a monthly donation, you will become a Friend of Hospice, ensuring we are here for the terminally ill in your community - today, tomorrow and always.
To find out more, please contact our Fundraising Team on (09) 421 9180 or you can download this brochure
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