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North Haven Hospice

Community Health Service


8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.


Our vision: Compassionate communities that work together supporting people to live and die well  | Hapori aroha e mahi tahi ki te tautoko i te iwi kiora me te mate pai

North Haven Hospice provides specialist palliative care for eligible people of all ages and with any life-limiting condition, and support for their families/whānau and carers. [Non-specialist palliative care is provided by primary health providers.]

We are a community resource and there is usually no charge for our service, which is available to anyone residing in the Whangārei District and the south-east of the Kaipara District including Mangawhai, Maungaturoto, Kaiwaka, Topuni and Oruawharo - a total area of 3150 square-kilometres. Hospice services are partially funded by the Northland District Health Board.  The remainder is raised by revenue from our Whangārei and Waipu shops, fundraising activities and events, and donations and bequests.

Hospice is not a 'place', it is a philosophy of care known as palliative care which can happen anywhere. The majority of patients receive our care and support entirely in their homes or place of residence. Patients who need a higher level of care and support may have a short admission to our inpatient unit (IPU), mostly for symptom management before returning home.

North Haven Hospice's premises in Tikipunga, Whangārei, acts as a hub, where Hospice's IPU, doctors, nurses, pharmacist, counsellors, social worker, cultural support people, healthcare assistants and other staff are based.

Our medical and clinical staff work closely with other hospital teams, GPs, district nurses and other health professionals to provide specialist palliative care where the needs are complex and there is an extraordinary need.

Whilst around three-quarters of patients have a cancer diagnosis, one-quarter of patients have other life-limiting illnesses such as disease of the heart, lung, kidney, and liver, or motor neurone disease.

For patients, a referral to Hospice does not necessarily mean that death is imminent, rather that they have symptoms which are complex and need specialist palliative care to improve their quality of life.

Our care is holistic, embracing the physical, emotional, social, cultural and spiritual needs of patients and their family/whānau and carers.  Our friendly volunteer team offer other services such as hand or foot massage, helping to record life reflections and memoirs or writing letters to family.  Our service continues into bereavement support to ensure  family/whānau wellbeing.


Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua, Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi

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Access is usually by referral from a health professional.  Patients or family/whānau can self refer and will be assessed against eligibility criteria. 

1. Have a documented advanced disease of progressive…




Usually free of charge


8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

North Haven Hospice can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week. However, our Reception area is only attended from 8am- 4.30pm Monday through to Friday. If you are visiting After Hours please use the call bell at the side door as signposted.

Services Provided

End of life care




Contact Details

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

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24A Takahe Street
Whangarei 0112
New Zealand

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24A Takahe Street
Whangārei 0112
New Zealand

Postal Address

PO Box 7050
Whangārei 0144
New Zealand

This page was last updated at 1:40PM on February 10, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by North Haven Hospice.