Hospice White River



At the centre of hospice palliative care is the belief that each of us has the right to live pain-free, and to die with dignity; and that family members and carers will receive the necessary support.

Hospice White River focuses on providing professional palliative care to people within the White River community affected by a life-threatening illness. Care is available to all, regardless of age, religion, race or financial circumstances, and in the comfort of one’s own home.

We work with the patient, their carer/s, and their physician, so that the right choices can be made for the patient and their family.

We still encounter many people who think that ‘hospice’ is a place where people go to die, when doctors are unable to do anything more for them.  This could not be further from the truth.  It’s not about dying but about the quality of life for those with life threatening or life limiting diseases, while they are still alive.

When false information causes someone to delay or refuse to seek help from Hospice, patients and families miss out on personalised care and support that could improve their quality of life during a difficult time.  Our desire is to be involved with the patient from the moment they are diagnosed, offering love, comfort and emotional support to them and their family.

During our visits, the team provides patients and their families with quality palliative care, which includes:

  • Pain and symptom management
  • Medical care, including home care equipment to assist with nursing
  • Counselling about practical issues, including your health care needs
  • Personal care through promoting nutrition and hygiene
  • Emotional counselling and grief support
  • Addressing the emotional, spiritual and social needs of the patient and family.

How do I (or my loved one) get referred to Hospice?

If you think you would benefit from the services provided by Hospice White River, please contact us to assist with the referral process.