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Hospice Southland provides specialist palliative care to those with a life-limiting illness in Southland 

and the Wakatipu Basin, free of charge 24/7 and ideally in their setting of choice. 

Covid 19_IMG_0009 Covid update: 1 August 2022   

With a second wave of Covid cases occurring in Southland and the Wakatipu Basin, we continue to operate at Orange under the government’s Covid-19 traffic light alert system. 

  • Visiting hours to the In-Patient Unit (IPU) in Invercargill are 9am-8pm Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm Saturday to Sunday.
  • Visitors must sign in and have their temperature taken.
  • Only 2 visitors per patient room at a time (unless death is imminent).
  • Masks are compulsory as is hand sanitation and 1 metre social distancing. 

All our hospice shops remain open but customers must wear a mask (unless exempt) and keep1 metre social distancing. Please continue to use the hand sanitisers.

Hospice is reviewing its Covid pandemic policy regularly and conditions may change at short notice. Thank you for your understanding.

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End of Life Choice

 At the 2020 General Election, New Zealanders had the opportunity to vote in a referendum on the End of Life Choice Bill, where people suffering a terminal illness have the option of assisted dying. A majority of voters (65.2%) supported the bill, which came into force as an Act on 7 November 2021 making assisted dying or euthanasia legal.

We want to assist people with understanding our position on the End of Life Act and our concerns. Hospice Southland will not help anyone to die, however we will continue to support people regardless of their desire for euthanasia. This is a complex, emotional and challenging topic and we acknowledge the range of individual opinions that exist.

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Latest news and events

Of Course You Can Do It!

We know you loved this last year so it’s back for 2022!Of Course You Can Do It 2022 flyer Hospice final w

They’re set to wow you with their cooking, fashion, makeup and jewellery skills. 

This year’s Of Course You Can Do It! event features a chef with Michelin star experience, a fashion designer, a makeup artist and a jewellery designer. So girls, get a group together or take mum out for the afternoon and be prepared for some great fun!

Compered by Suzanne Prentice, you’re sure to learn something as well as be entertained. So clear your calendar for Sunday, August 28 from 2pm and come along. There’s bubbles on arrival at the Ascot and everyone gets a goodie bag and delicious shared platter. 

Tickets are $45 each or get some friends together and book a table for $400. Tickets available from Yarrow St Hospice Shop, Ascot Park Hotel or online here.

Our Vision

Everyone living in Southland and the Wakatipu Basin has access to the highest quality palliative care.

Value Statements

Patients and families are the focus of the individualised palliative care and services we provide. We respect life and people’s quality of life. Read more...