Kia Ora & Welcome to Cranford Hospice

At Cranford Hospice our vision is to help people make the most of living and dying within a compassionate community. We provide the best possible palliative care, education, support and advice to the people of Hawke’s Bay – from Mahia in the north, to Takapau in the south.

Our website is a place where you can find out more about the important role we play in our community.

Whatever has drawn you here, know that we are here to support you. Like our founder, Dame Cicely Saunders, said:

“You matter because you are you, and you matter till the end of your life. We will do whatever we can to not only help you die well, but to also help you live until you die.”

Nga mihi,
Janice Byford-Jones
Chief Executive Officer
Cranford Hospice

Patients, families and whānau

Patients, families and whānau

Cranford Hospice aims to meet the emotional, spiritual, social and physical needs of people through specialist palliative care, grief support and care planning.

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Health professionals

Health professionals

Cranford Hospice informs and supports healthcare professionals to achieve the best possible care for palliative care patients in Hawke’s Bay.

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Support us

Support us

On any given day, Cranford Hospice touches the lives of over 200 Hawke’s Bay husbands and wives, sons and daughters, friends, whanau, neighbours and colleagues.

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Patients who has cancer diagnosis

67%

Patients who are under 65 years of age

1 in 4

Average stay in our inpatient unit

7.5 days

Get to know our company

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Kevin

I couldn’t do without Cranford, because they are guiding me through the process and they have explained what will happen to me in the future. This has put my mind at rest. No matter what path my illness will take I am confident about the care that I’m going to receive, either at the hospice or somewhere else.

Kevin

Dene

When it boils down to it, it’s not knowing that’s scary. But the beauty of Cranford is knowing that with their help, you can spend time on what’s important to you. For me that’s getting up, getting out of the house, going to work and spending time with my whānau.

Dene

Kathy, Cranford Hospice Social Worker

We can’t change the outcome, but we can change the journey.  We work towards limiting the bad and enhancing the good.  And we try very hard to help people achieve their goals, especially regarding where they want to die.

Kathy, Cranford Hospice Social Worker

Cath

When we had to start calling Cranford for help it was like welcoming family. And that’s what it was 100% of the way through, everyone was like family.

Cath