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Hospice Awareness Week

 ‘Some people think Mercy Hospice is just a place where sick people go to die. But terminally ill patient Jo Walsh sees it as a haven.’ Click below to read one patient’s experience of hospice care.

During the month of May, Hospices throughout New Zealand are running fun events to lift the lid on what they do and to raise some much-needed funds.

This Awareness Week Mercy Hospice hopes to raise $200,000 to help cover the annual Patient Services costs involved with running its IPU facility. Donations will help resource the In-Patient Unit with vital medical supplies and pharmaceuticals enabling Mercy’s specialist team to support patients to be symptom free and comfortable. They will also help pay for other aspects of treatment such as x-rays, ambulance transportation and the rental of specialist palliative care equipment.

Click here to find out more about Mercy Hospice Auckland

Click here to view the original ‘A haven of peace’ story in the Central Leader newspaper