Families, whānau & carers

Cranford Hospice provides support to the patient’s family, whānau and carers.

We recognise how stressful life can be for family, whānau and carers of people with a life-limiting condition. We’re here to provide support and advice to those closest to our patients, to help prepare for the future and deal with their questions and any worries they may have.

For people caring for someone at home, a registered nurse is available by phone 24 hours a day for support and advice. We also have a Caregiver Support Coordinator available to support carers in our community.

For patients admitted to our inpatient unit, we warmly welcome friends, whānau and family who wish to visit at any time – there are no set hours. A whānau space is available, consisting of two bedrooms, a lounge area and bathroom, where extended family can stay to be close to their loved one. There are also shared kitchen facilities.

The care we offer a patient’s family and friends continues even after their loved one has died. Our bereavement team is on hand to offer support through the emotional impact of grief. The bereavement service also organises an annual remembrance service that allow families, whānau, friends, and carers to remember, celebrate and reflect upon the lives of those who have died.

If you haven’t been to Cranford or experienced what a hospice is like before, you might like to take our photo gallery, which will give you an idea of what to expect. We also welcome visitors.

All our services are offered at no cost to the patient, family or whanau.

For more information, please phone 06 878 7047.