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About Dove Hospice

At Dove Hospice, we consider ourselves to be a “present day” Hospice.


Traditionally, Hospice cares for people at the end of life. We are different because we support people who have a terminal diagnosis and also those who expect a full recovery. We also ‘bridge the gap’ that exists between diagnosis and end of life, or between diagnosis, treatment and wellness. This ‘gap’ can be months, even years, during which time the effects of illness and treatment are life changing. We call this service “The Dove Model of Care”.


Dove House is our day facility where we deliver the Dove Model of Care through a range of integrative body therapies, emotional and spiritual support, medical and nursing advice, group work and informative forums.


Dove Wing is our 24-hour care unit for respite and end of life care. Collaboration is a key feature of the care at Dove House and Dove Wing. As a non-medical model, with a focus on holistic well-being, we support and complement services provided by the specialist hospices and in turn we are supported and complemented by them. The Clinical Team also works closely with other support agencies like St Andrews Residential Care, Cancer Society, Leukemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand, Melanoma New Zealand, Sweet Louise and the Grief Centre to ensure the effective use of resources and skills and wraparound support for patients and families.


Dove Hospice is a standalone, registered charitable trust. As our model of care falls outside traditional government funding, we rely totally on the gift of time from volunteers, the gift of product to our Dove Hospice Shops, fundraising, grants, bequests and donations.

Our History

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2021

Our Purpose

To support and enhance wellness for those affected by life-threatening illness.

Our Values Unite Our Team

Hope

  • Empowerment
  • Promoting Holistic Wellness
  • Attentive and Supportive
  • Generous

We are compassionate and enable hope

  • Respectful and Authentic
  • Understanding
  • Caring for Each Other
  • Tolerant and Hospitable

We act with integrity

  • Honest, Truthful and Trustworthy
  • Confidentiality

Excellence

  • Quality of Standards
  •  Tenacious
  • Skills Development
  • Safety and Reliability
  • Professional and Accountable

Teamwork

  • Consultative and Collaborative
  • Flexible and Adaptive
  • Approachable
  • Enabling Others
  • Partnering with the Community

We are grateful for our volunteers and donors

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We are compassionate and enable hope

We believe diversity fuels our spirit

We act with integrity

We embrace innovation

We commit to sustainable practices

Join Our Team

Would you like to join the Dove Hospice & Wellness team?

To enquire to become a member of Staff please contact our People & Culture Lead, Adrienne Rekke: Email: adrienne.rekke@dovehospice.org.nz

To enquire to become a Volunteer please fill out our Volunteer Application Form