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Respite and Palliative Care at Dove Wing

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

Who can be referred? Referrals are welcomed from healthcare professionals, whānau and carers for:

  • Care in the final stages of life
  • Short term respite care
  • Symptom management

This can be discussed with the Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialists and/or Medical Officer to assess if their needs can be appropriately cared for in Dove Wing.

Access to this service has no geographical boundaries and admissions are accepted Monday – Saturday.

How is referral made?
Phone the Dove Wing, Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist 021 0233 8870, email, or please complete an online referral form via the link below.

Dove Wing is funded by the Dove Hospice retail shops and donations, there is no charge to you for your stay. This service is in collaboration with St Andrews Village.

Other Services

Nursing and Medical Advice

Our team of experienced, professional, and caring Nurses offer consultation, assessment, and liaison.  Empowering people on their illness pathway from initial diagnosis onwards.

Counselling: individual, couples and families

Dove House offers Individual, Couple and Family Counselling.  Spending time with an experienced counsellor can enable deeper understanding among family members. This can encourage the development of effective strategies for coping with the many pressures that illness creates.

Body Therapies

Body Therapies have been shown to support the body and mind in a vast number of ways. Our therapeutic environment is created to ensure each person’s situation is carefully considered, with the most appropriate therapies being offered to support holistic wellbeing.