FAQs

When was Dove Hospice established?

Dove Hospice was formerly Eastern Bays Hospice, established in 1992 in St Heliers in the Eastern Bays.

Why was the Hospice renamed Dove Hospice?

Eastern Bays Hospice was renamed Dove Hospice as the Hospice came to serve wider Auckland communities through its unique day programme at Dove House and its three bed palliative care facility Dove Wing.

What is unique about Dove Hospice?

Dove Hospice is unique in that it cares for patients from diagnosis of a life threatening illness onwards. This includes those expecting a full recovery to those who need support for end of life care.

How is Dove Hospice funded?

Dove Hospice does not receive any direct government funding. It relies totally on the gift of time from volunteers, the gift of product to the Dove Hospice Shops, fundraising, grants, bequests and donations. For these reasons our relationships with our communities and those who use and value our service are very important.

What happens at Dove House?

A range of integrative therapies are offered at Dove House that enable and empower people living with life threatening illnesses, supporting treatment and enhancing life. The service focuses on holistic wellness and is provided at no charge to patients. Dove House has an experienced nursing and medical team in place that also supports a valuable information and education programme for patients and carers. Dove House also provides an Emotional Support Service that includes individual counselling, family meetings, workshops, support groups, music and art therapy, and bereavement support.

Is anyone welcome at Dove House?

Dove House provides a café style place for patients, along with family members and carers, to gather, have tea and coffee, talk and share, and make connections while enjoying the hospitality provided by volunteers in a welcoming and safe environment.

Are volunteers important at Dove House?

At Dove House we rely on volunteers in many ways. The gift of time from volunteers is evident at Dove House throughout administration, in the café, the laundry, supporting the programmes and therapies and those who provide them.

What is Dove Wing?

Dove Wing is a three bed, 24 hour care unit with a focus on palliative care. The beds at Dove Wing are available for those needing respite care or end of life care. Patients staying in Dove Wing receive the medical and nursing expertise, as well as a number of services available at Dove House.

What is achieved by the Dove Hospice Shops?

The six Dove Hospice Shops support the work of Dove Hospice to maintain the services at Dove House and Dove Wing. There are two Dove Hospice Shops in Glen Innes, one in Epsom, Panmure, Remuera and St Heliers. The Dove Hospice e-Store is on Trade Me. Volunteers provide an invaluable service in the Dove Shops too, helping make the shopping experience in the Dove Shops great fun and very rewarding.