When your time is limited, your quality of life really matters.
Palliative care recognises that there is no cure for your condition but carers can support your independence and well-being to help you get the most out of your time. They can help you to manage your physical, emotional, spiritual and social well-being.
The Wairarapa Palliative Care Service aims to ensure that patients receive quality, coordinated health care and support services based on a palliative approach whereby your GP team is supported by palliative care specialist services.The DHB also provides services as part of this palliative care network:
Kahukura is the specialist Palliative Care nursing service in Wairarapa. We work in conjunction with Te Omanga Hospice to provide specialist nursing and medical palliative care. Our team of nurses provide services and support across the Wairarapa. We also work very closely with the patient's GP and practice nurses.
We care for patients in their own home and we provide support in the hospital and in aged residential care facilities. This includes a dedicated nurse educator who provides training to staff and volunteers from all agencies involved in palliative care.
Kahukura Palliative Care Team
Ph 06 370 8436
027 230 7427 8.00-4.30pm, 7 days
In home or in hospital
Terminally ill patients may be cared for in their own home, in hospital, and in aged residential care facilities. Support includes access to physiotherapists, occupational therapists and social workers.
FOCUS is the DHB Needs Assessment and service Coordination Agency.They have a palliative care team who can ensure that people are linked to services which may support them.
CLICK HERE for more information about FOCUS
Free Phone: 0800 900 001
Phone: (06) 946 9813 (24 hrs)
Postal address: PO Box 96, Masterton 5840
Hospice Wairarapa provides day services for the terminally ill and their families, and bereavement support to those left behind.
Find more about palliative care under Community Health and District Nurses.
Read the 3DHB's four year plan for Palliative Care:
Living Well, Dying Well, A strategy for a palliative care approach 2017-2020 (full document)
Living Well, Dying Well, A strategy for a palliative care approach 2017-2020 (summary document)