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Arohanui Hospice

Community Health Service, Cancer Network Group


Arohanui Hospice provides specialist palliative care for people with a life-limiting illness, and support for their families/whānau, throughout Palmerston North, the Manawatu, Tararua, Rangitikei and Horowhenua districts, and Ōtaki.

We have approximately 220 patients in our care at any one time. Last year, more than 1000 patients were cared for, either in the Hospice's 10-bed in-patient unit in Palmerston North, or in the patient's own home or an aged-care residence in the community.

Our services are used by anyone with life limiting illness such as cancer, respiratory, heart disease, motor neurone disease or HIV-AIDS.

Arohanui Hospice is partially-funded by the government via DHBs. However, to ensure that its services remain free of charge, the Hospice needs to raise an additional $3 million this financial year - that's over $50,000 every week!

The services provided by Arohanui Hospice include support of the patient in the community, inpatient care, carer support, a pharmacist, a 24-hour advice service seven days a week, outpatient clinics, day procedures, an activities-based day programme, social work services, family support, pastoral support and bereavement support.

Our vision is to ensure that people with life-limiting conditions gain the most from life, live well and die well - with peace, dignity and comfort - irrespective of their condition or care setting.

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Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

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Free of charge.

Services Provided

End of life care


  • Grief counselling

Hospice and palliative care services

  • Community palliative care service
  • Hospice
  • Palliative residential/carer support


  • Support for bereaved children
  • Support for family/whānau/partners
  • Support groups

Cancer Types

Brain and Spinal, Head and Neck / Thyroid, Lung, Breast, Upper Gastrointestinal (Oesophagus / Stomach / Liver), Lower Gastrointestinal (Bowel / Rectum / Anus), Kidney, Bladder, Testicular, Prostate, Gynaecological, Leukaemia and Blood, Skin Cancer / Melanoma, Sarcoma, Others



Contact Details

Clinical Fax: (06) 356 6631

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1 Heretaunga Street
Palmerston North 4414

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Street Address

1 Heretaunga Street
Palmerston North 4414

Postal Address

PO Box 5349
Terrace End
Palmerston North 4441

This page was last updated at 7:14AM on September 5, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Arohanui Hospice.