Below are resource links which provide additional education and/or support to those caring for a loved one with a life-limiting illness

Hospice West Auckland Services for Patients

Our unique blend of holistic care extends to patients, families, whanau, and carers. We offer our services in your own home or place of residence and at Hospice House in Te Atatu Peninsula. 

Click here for the services available to you at Hospice West Auckland


What happens in the final days of life? 

Knowing that you or a loved one is close to dying can be very difficult for everyone involved. People often ask questions about how someone will die, especially relatives and friends. They often worry that they will not be able to cope or know what to do when the person they are caring for dies. It is very difficult to give exact details of how someone will die. Each person is different and will die in their own unique way. But we can give you some general information about what may happen and what you can do to support your loved one through their process of dying.

Here's a useful resource to support you with any questions you may have. Read here


A Guide for Carers

Hospice New Zealand have designed a booklet for those caring for someone who is dying. This provides a clearer picture of the situation and to answer some of the questions or issues that might come up as part of this journey.

You have the option to download and print the full booklet or individual chapters.


5 Ways Resource Series

Often it is hard to know the right words in situations that we don't come face to face with every day.

Hospice New Zealand have created the 5 ways resource series called #weneedtotalkaboutdying based on experience in caring for those at the end of their lives.


Dying Matters

Encourages having open discussions around death, dying and bereavement.


Advance Care Planning Programmes 

Advance care planning (ACP) is the process of thinking about, talking about and planning for future health care and end-of-life care. It is about identifying what matters to you.

This website provides information that helps in preparing an end-of-life care plan tailored to one’s individual needs



CarersNZ is a hub of resources and information for carers who offer support to those who need it throughout New Zealand. You can download any of their free Carer Info packs, ask questions and find additional services and support.


Care Search

A knowledge network that provides clinical evidence surrounding palliative care.



An online resource hub that offers information on dealing with loss & grief to topics such as family changes, illness & disability.


Hospice New Zealand Palliative Care Handbook 

Providing an understanding of how to approach palliative care for healthcare professionals.


Palliative Care Bridge 

A palliative care educational programme showing different perspectives through a videoed interview format


Goodfellow Unit 

The Diagnosing Dying course seeks to develop an awareness around the diverse situations health professionals encounter when questioning whether or not a patient is dying.