9 May 2022

Hospices across NZ facing funding and staff shortages

From Afternoons, 1:20 pm on 9 May 2022

Most people will know someone, or know of someone who've utilised the services of a hospice in New Zealand  

Every year the staff and caregivers look after nearly 20,000 kiwis providing care and support, to not only those patients with a terminal illness, but also their family and whanau. But this valued and cherished, free service is under threat.   

It is facing an impending crisis, of which Hospice New Zealand says could lead to closures, when in fact services need to be increased. Hospice NZ Acting Chief Executive Wayne Naylor talks to Jesse.

Young woman in hospice care, holding hands in hospital.

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