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COVID-19 UPDATE  

Covid 19_IMG_0009On 18 August 2021 the Government placed all of New Zealand under Covid Alert Level 4 as a result of new cases of the Delta virus found in the community. After a drop in case numbers, on September 1 all regions except Auckland moved to Level 3 and on September 8 to Level 2.

At Delta Level 2 all our hospice shops are open for business with masks and social distancing required. Visiting hours at the In-Patient Unit in Kew Rd are 10am to 5pm seven days a week. Each visitor must sign in and have their temperature checked in addition to scanning the QR code. 

Hospice Southland will continue to support you and your family/whanau needs, but these will be in different ways as we play our part to try and eliminate the Covid-19 coronavirus.

You can phone us on (03) 211 3081 or email adminassist@hospicesouthland.org.nz if you want advice or to talk with someone.

For more Covid information that relates to hospice, please click here

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 supported the bill, which is expected to come 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.

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...