Covid 19 Update

To protect our patients, visitors, staff and volunteers Hospice South Canterbury has implemented a number of visitor restrictions to our inpatient unit due to the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19. Visiting hours are between 1pm and 4pm daily, with two visitors per patient at a time. Mask wearing and contact tracing measures are in force, and evidence of a double vaccination is required. Access is via the glass sliding doors at the rear of the building.

If you are travelling from an area outside South Canterbury, please call us on 03 687 7670 for details on further requirements.

Our Family Support Services are still operating by contacting Catherine Richardson on 027 300 7894. Administration staff can be contacted via email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Our shops in Orbell Street and Church Street are open under Alert Level 2. For other information contact General Manager Peter O’Neill by email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


  • 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
  • Community Cottage

    Our Community Cottage has recently been extended and refurbished, this is due to a growing need for our services. We run our Therapeutic Centre, community courses and our out patients unit from this gorgeous relaxing facility. Give us a call and find our what services would work for you and your loved one. Read More
  • Our Shops

    We have two shops one at 68 Orbell Street selling Ladies Clothing and Bric a Brac, the other is at 54 Church Street and it is selling Furniture, Mens clothing and Houshold goods. Our Orbell Street shop is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm with our Church Street shop Opening Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm closing at 1pm on Saturdays. Read More

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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"  "Click Here"to see the full list available.



I am sorry there are currently no vacancies.