News | Totara Hospice Latest update from Blog en-us Mon, 11 Dec 2023 02:21:59 +1300 Mon, 11 Dec 2023 02:21:59 +1300 60 Celebrating 40 Years of Compassionate Care: A Legacy of Love and Healing <img src="" width="200" /> As I pen these words, I am filled with joy and gratitude. I stand in awe of the incredible journey Tōtara Hospice has been on &ndash; 40 years of unwavering dedication to caring for people with terminal illnesses in our community. It is a journey that has touched countless lives, including mine,... Thu, 16 Nov 2023 14:57:11 +1300 TV Interview - Tōtara Hospice explains why it will offer assisted dying <img src="" width="200" /> Watch Tōtara Hospice CE Tina McCafferty and medical director Dr James Jap explain to Jack Tame on Q&amp;A why they&rsquo;ll be the only hospice in the country to offer assisted dying services. Tue, 24 Oct 2023 17:01:14 +1300 Forever in our Hearts <img src="" width="200" /> Our family purchased a plaque for Alexia on the memorial walkway at Tōtara Hospice on what would have been her 35th birthday. We felt that this was a way for us to keep our precious loved one close to our hearts and minds forever. Alexia and Warren, our son, met in London and moved... Tue, 14 Mar 2023 13:27:03 +1300 Turning Grief into Growth <img src="" width="200" /> Meet our new Volunteer Manager Genevieve Simati, who has recently joined the team. Having had her husband Tala, cared for in the community by Tōtara&nbsp;Hospice, Gen as she likes to be called knows first-hand what Hospice offers both patients and families. &ldquo;We spent years feeling like we... Mon, 06 Mar 2023 09:44:11 +1300 Thank You from Dr James <img src="" width="200" /> As the Medical Director of Tōtara Hospice, I don&rsquo;t often write to our supporters, I tend to spend my days helping improve our patients&rsquo; quality of life and death. But, I wanted to acknowledge everyone who has donated to us over this critical period. During the multiple lockdowns... Mon, 31 Oct 2022 16:28:26 +1300 Future of Palliative Care Interview with Kathryn Ryan <img src="" width="200" /> Listen to our Chief Executive Tina McCafferty along with Hospice NZ acting Chief Executive, Wayne Naylor, talk to Kathryn Ryan on Radio New Zealand about the future of hospice. Currently, hospices need $293,000 a day just to stand still but with patient numbers growing year on year, and no... Fri, 15 Jul 2022 11:16:52 +1300 Q+A with Jack Tame - Funding Crisis <img src="" width="200" /> p:first-of-type { display:none; }.button {background-color: #cc0000; border: none; color: white; padding: 15px 32px; margin-bottom:25px; text-align: center; text-decoration: none; display: inline-block; font-size: 16px; font-weight:bold } &nbsp; Hospices in... Fri, 25 Feb 2022 10:13:47 +1300 Media release: Mauri Mate <img src="" width="200" /> You can download the Framework&nbsp; Hospices around Aotearoa now have a framework to improve the experience of Māori whānau within their services Mauri Mate; A Māori Palliative Care Framework for the Hospices of Aotearoa&nbsp;has been... Thu, 06 Aug 2020 13:08:20 +1300