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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. 

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End of Life Choice

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 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 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.

Click on the links below for more information:

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...