Our History


Our story began in 1992 with the concept of a hospice in the Eastern Bays, the establishment of the Eastern Bays Hospice Trust. Our first home was an office in St Heliers. In 1994 we moved to a room at the Seventh Day Adventist Hospital in St Heliers Bay Road. Then in August 1999 Dove House, a purpose built day stay and overnight care facility, was officially opened in St Andrews’ Village on land offered at a ‘peppercorn’ lease. Many volunteers, service clubs, trusts and individuals contributed to the completion of this well appointed building from which to reach out to the community.
In 2000 we started working with St Joseph’s Mercy Hospice to provide palliative care nursing and medical expertise to grow the Eastern Bays Hospice service. In 2014, Eastern Bays Hospice was renamed Dove Hospice as we came to serve wider Auckland communities through our unique day programme at Dove House and Dove Wing, our 3 bed, 24 hour care unit that focuses on palliative care.
From here visit Dove House or Dove Wing.