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Mercy Hospice CEO Lynda Smith writes:

‘We continue to experience an increase in the number of people requiring our services.  Referrals for the last quarter are up 14% with a record 104 referrals received in November. Two initiatives for this coming year will help to manage this increase. The Hospice at Home project provides increased specialist support at home. Our second initiative will create a more seamless transition for patients who require services of hospitals, residential care facilities and ourselves.

We have a saying, "it is people" at Mercy Hospice and it really is.  This issue reveals two new appointments in the Mercy family and also how you don’t need to be a grown up to make a difference for Mercy!’

Read more in Lifetimes February 2013

Mercy Hospice Auckland provides a range of specialist community palliative care and hospice services for people facing life limiting illnesses, caring for them with the utmost professional skill, compassion and quality of service. We also offer support to family, friends and carers to help them cope with problems arising from the illness and to rebuild their lives afterwards.

All our services are offered free to patients and their families, regardless of age, ethnicity, means or religion, thanks to the generosity of our community

To find out how you can support Mercy Hospice Auckland click here