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  • Supportive Body Therapies; Oncology Massage, Lymphoedema Therapy, Reflexology, Hand and Skin Therapy, Reiki and Breathing Retraining.
  • Therapeutic Activities; Physiotherapy, Chair Yoga, Group Exercise Class
  • Supportive Groups; Mets Meet, Young Peoples Group, Art Therapy, Living With Bereavement, Men’s Group, Restoring Wellness Program, Mindful Wellbeing Program
  • Medical Counselling, Psychotherapy, Spiritual and Family Support.
  • Nursing Consultation, Assessment and Liaison.
  • Facilitated Information Forums and Workshops; e.g., Journaling, Look Good, Feel Better, Lymphoedema Education, Nutrition and Dietary Education.
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People who are living with serious, life-threatening illness. They may be in treatment, expecting remission or recovery, or their medical treatment may now be limited, and they require palliative support. We also offer support for family members, carers and those who are bereaved.

Patients, carers, and those who are bereaved can access our services directly or be referred by health care providers, family, or friends. Referrals may be made via our online referral form

Services are provided at no cost to patients or their family. Dove Hospice receives no direct government support. The service is funded by our Dove Hospice Shops, fundraising, donations, grants, and bequests. We rely on the generosity of our many volunteers and community partnerships.

You’ll find Dove House located amidst the beautiful and tranquil grounds of St Andrews Retirement Village in Auckland’s eastern suburb of Glendowie.  It is the setting for our Dove Model of Care.

​At Dove House, our highly skilled team offers therapies, counselling, clinical and emotional support to patients, families, carers and bereaved.

​Services include our expansive day programme with its holistic focus on health and well-being.

​​At Dove House, there’s a wonderful café area, looking out onto our gardens, where you may sit and relax before or after treatments. This space provides a waiting area for family or friends too when they have accompanied you to your appointment.  

Dove Wing is a unique Palliative Care Unit situated within St Andrews Village, Glendowie, Auckland.

It is staffed by a dedicated team of skilled Palliative Care Health Practitioners. It offers a peaceful environment with a holistic approach to care providing physical, social, emotional, and spiritual support to the person with a life limiting illness, their whānau and loved ones.

The beds at Dove Wing are available for those needing respite care or end-of-life care, and it generally operates as a short stay unit.

Dove Hospice and Wellness operates on the beautiful grounds of St Andrews Retirement Village. It is a long established, holistic provider of care comprising of Dove House and Dove Wing.

Dove House, 207A Riddell Road, Glendowie, Auckland 1071

Tel: 09 575 4555 Email: support@dovehospice.org.nz

We acknowledge that the End of Life Choice Act 2019 which came into force in Aotearoa on the 7th November 2021 raises many emotional, ethical, and moral issues about assisted dying for our patients, whānau, community and staff, however it does not change how we practice.

Dove Hospice and Wellness is committed to the long-standing, fundamental principle of hospice and palliative care to provide holistic care that neither hastens nor postpones the natural progression of death. We hold a conscientious objection to the End of Life Choice Act 2019 and we therefore cannot be directly involved with any assisted dying service. We are however, committed to supporting all who use our service with the deepest level of respect and compassion as they seek to find their personal pathway in relation to this new possibility. Our service will continue to respond to the unique, complex needs of every patient and their family/whānau no matter what their decision is around assisted dying.

High quality palliative care alleviates suffering and provides support to the patient and their whanau so they may use their precious time in ways that are most meaningful for them. We believe this new law accentuates the importance of skilful attention to patients’ palliative needs – whether they are physical, existential, spiritual and/or emotional. We will ensure information is available and we will offer opportunities for people to understand what is involved and to explore their thoughts about it.

We will offer holistic wellbeing support until the time of their death and for their loved ones during and, where sought, their time of bereavement.

The Act states that the option of receiving assisted dying can only be started by the person themselves so our Healthcare Professionals will not initiate any discussion about assisted dying.

The Act states that only the person who wishes to exercise the option of receiving assisted dying is permitted to make the request and does not require the patient to inform their whānau about their request for Assisted Dying Your health information will be treated with the same high level of confidentiality required for all health records. 

Consistent with this principle:

  • Our staff will never initiate conversations about the choice of Assisted Dying
  • Our staff can refer patients for an assessment for eligibility to pursue the option of assisted death.
  • Our staff will not administer medications that are given with the intent to cause death.
  • Assisted dying (euthanasia) will not be an option in Dove Wing our Inpatient Unit.

 

We will inform patients who enquire about Assisted Dying about The Support and Consultation for End of Life in New Zealand Group (SCENZ) on the Ministry of Health website, for them to access more information independently. 

Volunteer for Dove
Volunteer work has many benefits to both you and your local community.  Volunteer your time and skills. To find out more contact our Volunteer Co-Ordinator at volunteer@dovehospice.org.nz or fill in our volunteer form.

Donate your Belongings
Donate your pre-loved and new items to support Dove in offering our services at no charge to our service users.  Donate quality furniture, clothing and household goods. Drop off your belongings to a Dove Hospice Shop near you or call 09 527 5064 for collection of large items.

Shop at Dove
Shop at one of our seven retail shops, find your nearest Dove shop. 

Donate or Make a Bequest
Become a significant supporter through making a provision in your Will, regular donations, or fundraising.  Donate here. 

Shop Online at Dove
Shop our consciously curated, boutique selection of high quality pre-loved and new products at Dove Hospice Online Shop.  Or if you are a treasure hunter, visit our Trade Me ‘Dove Sales Shop.

Fundraise for Dove
Find out ways in which you can help to fundraise for Dove Hospice & Wellness.  To learn more click here.