Today is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day
For us, it's a day to celebrate our dedicated Palliative Care Nurses and also to increase awareness of hospice and palliative care throughout the Eastern Bay of Plenty.
Each year, Hospice EBOP has to raise nearly half of the funds* needed to continue providing free palliative care services to everyone in need throughout the Eastern Bay of Plenty. We rely heavily on donations, bequests (a gift in your will), fundraising events and Hospice Shops.
Why would I help Hospice?
A recent NZ based survey revealed 1 in 3 people went through Hospice care.
People choose to be referred to Hospice over other options, because the goal at Hospice is to provide quality of life, manage pain and symptoms, and to enable people to live the remainder of their life in comfort, in their own homes. Without Hospice, people wouldn't have the support and care they need during this vulnerable stage in their lives.
Can I help?
There are many ways you can help Hospice EBOP.
Visit our website (by clicking on this text) to make a donation using a credit or debit card, no matter the amount, every little bit helps.
You can leave a bequest in your will, to Hospice Eastern Bay of Plenty, or you can visit one of our three Hospice Shops in Whakatāne, Ōpōtiki and Kawerau. (Click here for opening times)
Be sure to keep an eye out on our facebook or instagram pages for upcoming events.
*Health NZ provide Hospice EBOP with a generous amount of funding, but because we cover such a broad area we need to top up this amount to make the our service available to everyone, where ever you are in the Eastern Bay whether its Cape Runaway, Ruatāhuna or Whakatāne. Every one gets the same compassionate palliative care, for free.