The Community Hospice in Paraparaumu was established in 1996 to meet the needs of people on the Kapiti Coast who needed the services of the Hospice, but did not need or want to come into the inpatient unit in Newtown.

The stand alone facility in Warrimoo Street was built with funds raised locally - so the Kapiti community truly shares the Community Hospice. It is our commitment to provide the particular hospice services that our community needs right now.

Services available now at Mary Potter Community Hospice - Kapiti

Palliative Care Clinic
The clinic is held once a week at the Community Hospice. Staff from Newtown come up the Coast to provide specialist medical advice, in addition to the support given to patients and families/whanau by the Community Hospice, and local doctors and nurses.

Palliative Care Co-ordinators
There are two Palliative Care Co-ordinators specifically for the Kapiti area. They are based at the Community Hospice, and work in the community with people and their families in their homes, and with other local health professionals, to ensure seamless palliative care.

More about the Community Team

Day Programme
The Community Hospice offers opportunities for people to socialise, participate in a variety of activities, or simply enjoy a change of environment. The Day Programme is run two days a week, between 10am and 2pm, by the Hospice Occupational Therapist, with assistance from volunteers - who also put together a great lunch! Activities can include music, outings, arts & crafts, board games, cards, and relaxation & energy management.

Volunteers are of great importance to the Community Hospice. They assist in many different ways, such as being drivers, cooks, fundraisers, Day Unit helpers, cleaners or gardeners.

More about Hospice Volunteers

Occupational Therapy
The Occupational Therapist can also visit people at home, to assist them to remain as involved as possible in activities which they value. Support is given for

  • Management of work, self-care or leisure activities
  • Management of daily activities
  • Equipment needs
  • Relaxation & stress management

More about Occupational Therapy

Family Support
Support and counselling is available to patients, their families/whanau, and their friends, both before and following bereavement. Counselling can be given at the Community Hospice or at home. This confidential service offers

  • Individual and family counselling
  • Grief support
  • Information on the practical and financial support available in the wider community

All services offered by Mary Potter Community Hospice are free. Fundraising supports our work in the Kapiti community.
How you can help

If you want to know more about the Community Hospice, please contact us by email or phone (04) 298 3975, Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm. After hours please phone Mary Potter Hospice in Newtown (04) 389 5017.