Living Every Moment
  • Hospice South Canterbury

    We provide specialized palliative care to the palliative patients within South Canterbury. Hospice is available to all patients in a palliative or terminal phase of their illness. The aim of Hospice palliative care is to maximize the quality of a person's life. This is achieved by coordinating and delivering a range of services & choices in response to the individual needs of the person being cared for, the caregiver, family & whanau. Read More
  • Therapeutic centre

    This enables family and carers to have time out when the need arises and our staff can provide assessment and supportive care for the patient during the day.
    Day is an evolving part of our service. Watch this space for updates during 2013 or contact us for further information.

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  • The Shop

    Open Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 4pm

    72 Orbell Street, Timaru, New Zealand

    The Hospice Shop is staffed by volunteers and has a wide range of women's and men's clothing, costume jewellery, china, glass, silverware and small items of furniture.

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  • Hospice in the Home Night Carer Service provides end of life care in the home, to support people who have expressed a wish to die at home. It is designed to help people make the most of their final time together.
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    Night Carer Service

  • Learn about how you can support South Canterbury Hospice.
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    How Can I Help

  • The Hospice South Canterbury provides specialist palliative care to patients, their family and whanau in the South Canterbury region.
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    Hospice Care

  • This year Hospice South Canterbury needs to raise over $700,000 from the local community to meet the shortfall between the government funding provided through our local district health board and what is required to ensure hospice care services throughout the region.
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  • Keep up to date with the latest South Canterbury Hospice Events and support your local Hospice.
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    Our up and coming Hospice Events

  • Help us by running your own event
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    Run your own Fundraising Event

  • Hospice South Canterbury Education Information
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    Education and Courses

  • A bequest can clearly record your wishes to help provide for others who live in your community and who require hospice services. Bequests help us plan and fund our operation with confidence and continuity.
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    Leaving a Bequest to hospice

  • Therapeutic Centre
  • In-Patient Services
  • Family Support
  • Vacancies

The aim is to maximise the quality of a person’s living by creating a safe environment to be in, enjoying complementary therapies, relaxation and unwinding.


Complementary therapies

Work alongside conventional medical treatments. They promote feelings of relaxation, wellbeing and can also help with emotional and physical symptoms.


Our therapeutic services are available for all patients with a life limiting illness.


There are a large range of therapies please  "Click Here"to see the full list available.

The focus of hospice is to provide specialist palliative care for patients with complex cancer management issues Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Motor Neuron Disease and other conditions. 

Specialist support ... for Pain, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, delerium and distress, Councelling for emotional concerns and spiritual distress and Family and Whanau support.


Terminal and End of Life Care
Emotional, physical, cultural and spiritual support to bring a peaceful and dignified end of life care to each patient enchancing quality of life.


Add life to days not days to life.

The family support service walks alongside the patient and their family and whanau as they journey through reflective time with those they love.


Stories, memories, humour, laughter and sadness fill each person's life and in the turmoil of living our team are there to walk the journey with you.


Stories, memories, humour, laughter and sadness fill each person's life and in the turmoil of living our team are there to walk the journey with you.


Our team may include (as required):

  • Counsellor

  • Chaplain

  • Bereavement Support team

There are no vacancies at the moment.