The Design

The design of our new hospice puts patients and whānau at its heart.

We were fortunate to receive a generous offer from the Joan Fernie Charitable Trust for a secluded rural site ‘Chesterhope’, located at Pakowhai, midway between Napier and Hastings. The established gardens – the Joan Fernie Gardens and Arboretum – provide a tranquil setting for patients and their whānau to receive the very best compassionate care and support that we’re known for.

After extensive consultation with our clinical and family support teams, HDT will create a purpose-designed facility that will meet the needs of the people of Hawke’s Bay, now and in the future.

The below shows artist’s impressions of the exterior and interior design, as well as the current site plans.

Please note: Design are currently under review and are subject to change. Final plans will be made available start of 2023.

Draft plans only. Design are currently under review and are subject to change. Final plans will be made available start of 2023.