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.
available now at Mary Potter Community Hospice - Kapiti
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.
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.
about the Community Team
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.
about Hospice Volunteers
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
of work, self-care or leisure activities
of daily activities
& stress management
about Occupational Therapy
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
and family counselling
on the practical and financial support available in the wider community
offered by Mary Potter Community Hospice are free. Fundraising supports
our work in the Kapiti community.
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.