Health professionals

Cranford Hospice informs and supports health professionals to achieve the best possible care for people living with a life-limiting condition in Hawke’s Bay.

Hospice New Zealand’s recently updated Palliative Care Handbook, highlights that palliative care has come a long way from the beginnings of the modern hospice movement in the 1960s.  It is now widely understood as an essential part of care for the whole person during life-limiting illness and at end-of-life.

Increasingly we are aware of the importance of being able to provide palliative care when and where it is needed and this often means involving palliative care earlier in the course of illness and not just in hospital or hospice, but at home and in residential care.

Alongside these developments, dementia has become a leading cause of death in many nations, something which is still relatively new to our experience, but which can be expected to increase.

Please feel free to browse our website for training, education and resources that will hopefully help you with your palliative care patients. We also encourage you to phone our team if you have any questions.

Advice is available to health professionals, patients and families 24 hours a day, seven days a week, phone (06) 878 7047. Please phone if you...

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