Totara Hospice, South Auckland

A grant of $500,000 has paved the way for the completion of stages two and three of the redevelopment project to double the size of Totara Hospice, which provides ‘free of charge’ specialist medical and nursing palliative care to south and south east Auckland.

The new capacity (20 beds instead of the current 10) will enable the Hospice to accommodate the expected increase in patient needs from the current 1095 to in excess of 1400 per annum over the next five years. Stages two and three of the project involved construction of nine hospice bedrooms and a family/whanau facility, a Sanctuary, Kitchen, Ambulatory Care facility and Canopy.