Posts Tagged ‘Hospices’

Cash-strapped hospices look at cutting services

Thursday, May 18th, 2023

Hospices are essential health services that rely on cake stalls and sales of second-hand clothes just to keep the lights on. Now some of the country’s biggest hospices are warning they will have to cut some services, if they do not get an urgent cash injection from the government. Last week, Hospice New Zealand chief Read more

Why so little attention given to palliative care?

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022
palliative care

Our hospices are facing a funding crisis. So, it was a huge disappointment when we learned that, despite billions of dollars being allocated to health, Budget 2022 offered no extra support for the 32 hospice services that offer palliative care to nearly 20,000 patients and their whānau every year. The lack of government recognition given Read more