Our December ‘21 Newsletter is out
Hospice West Auckland's December '21 Newsletter is here. As we are nearing Christmas, our palliative care doctor Dr Celia Palmer reflects on caring for the terminally ill and their families amidst COVID-19 protection measures. You will learn about the Hospice journey of Nicki, a 52-year-old mother of three young men. You will get to know Doug Leighton, inventor of...
Light Up Hospice brings sparkle to Peninsula
Hospice West Auckland is delighted to bring another year of Light Up Hospice to Te Atatu Peninsula. With the incredible support from local businesses, Light Up means that the lights on Hospice House are shining bright again this year. Every light on the house represents a life we have cared for, so it’ll be a wonderful place to remember your loved one this Christmas...
Capture a Moment - join our Drawing Competition
We are delighted to announce the beginning of Capture A Moment, Hospice West Auckland’s drawing competition. It is time for your children to get out pen and paper and get the creative juices flowing! At Hospice, we believe that Every Moment Counts – and we want to know what is important to your child. What do they love, which moments do they treasure? Please d...
Farmers Trees of Remembrance Campaign begins
We are delighted to announce the start of Farmers annual Trees of Remembrance campaign. Each time you visit any of our Farmers stores in the West (WestCity, New Lynn or NorthWest), you will be able to make a donation at the till and write a note to hang on the Remembrance Tree instore. This card is an opportunity to write a special message for someone you'll be thinking...
Brand-new bedding set for only $55
This is a one-of-a-kind offer on a brand-new bedding set! (Due to lockdown restrictions, they are only available for delivery to people who live in Auckland within a 30km radius of Hospice House, 52 Beach Road, Te Atatu Peninsula) Shop now to buy yours today: Shop here This queen-sized bedding set is all you need for a good night's sleep and comes in two colours, da...
Hospice founding trustee dies, we remember him
Hospice West Auckland remembers one of our founding trustees, Vic Sunde, who passed away peacefully on 17 August 2021. For over 22 years, Vic generously donated his time and expertise to Hospice West Auckland, giving it a strong foundation from the start. His philosophy of giving back to the community guided him throughout his time with Hospice. “The original team o...
Video gives glimpse into the life of a Community Hospice Nurse
Hospice West Auckland's Community Nurses visit patients and families in their homes everyday. How do they build the special relationships with people living with terminal illness and their families? What is the essence of palliative care? Why do they love their role, and how has this career changed them? These are all questions answered in this touching tribute to our won...
Let’s Celebrate Our Volunteers - Newsletter
It's National Volunteer Week and the perfect time to celebrate our amazing volunteers. That is why we have created a newsletter showcasing the lovely stories of some of our volunteers. May you enjoy reading about the difference our volunteers make every day. Please click here to read our 2021 Volunteer Newsletter.
Our Community Caring Together - Newsletter May ‘21
Our May '21 Newsletter "Our Community Caring Together" is here! In this issue, our CEO Barbara Williams reflects on Hospice's community spirit. You will also learn about the journey of our community specialist palliative care nurse Kate who cared for her own Mum, a role that eventually led her to become a palliative care nurse herself. You will hear abou...
Support Hospice with a chance to win!
Our Winter Raffle is now available with two great prizes to be won! Support Hospice West Auckland in the spirit of “Westies helping Westies”. Tickets are only $5 each and available at our seven Hospice shops (locations below). Two lucky winners will be drawn on 23 June. 1st prize - Outdoor and Garden Package! This includes products from Bunnings, a gas heat...
Trees of Remembrance campaign raises $36k
It is an annual Christmas campaign making people remember their loved ones while donating to the Tree of Remembrance – and this year, Hospice West Auckland has been again delighted with the support it received from the community and participating stores. Hospice’s own-community-based Trees of Remembrance campaign raised $14,195.60 in participating New World, Bun...
We Choose Hope - HWA Newsletter February ‘21
Our February '21 Newsletter "We Choose Hope" is here! In this issue you will learn how Hospice gave hope to 88-year-old Rose Sciarone who is living with terminal cancer. We asked Westies in our community what gives them hope, and talked to our grief counsellor Maxine Chapman about hope in grief counselling. Our spiritual advisor Zain Ali also tells us...