Stories of Hospice | Totara Hospice https://www.hospice.co.nz/ Latest update from Blog en-us Sat, 25 Jun 2022 20:18:33 +1300 Sat, 25 Jun 2022 20:18:33 +1200 60 https://www.hospice.co.nz/rss/blog/?categoryId=1 Round the Clock Care https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/round-the-clock-care/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/media/6212ff51105ac.jpg" width="200" /> Thanks to you, we&rsquo;re working around the clock supporting patients and their whānau providing the best individual care. Have a read over all the moving parts to see what happens on any given day, to ensure Tōtara Hospice continues to operate efficiently. 2:20am:&nbsp; When... Thu, 27 May 2021 11:35:43 +1200 https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/round-the-clock-care/ Kids get real with Dr James! https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/kids-get-real-with-dr-james/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/media/60aed80e197db.png" width="200" /> Kids Pod is a podcast where kids get to ask adults the questions they really want to know! Recently Kids Pod reached out and spoke with Dr. James Jap about his role as the Medical Director at Tōtara Hospice and as a Palliative Medicine Specialist. Q: What is a Palliative Care... Thu, 27 May 2021 11:02:22 +1200 https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/kids-get-real-with-dr-james/ A Difference Maker https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/a-difference-maker/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/media/60aed316c336d.png" width="200" /> Leila shares her heart for volunteering &nbsp; Why I love Volunteering? I love volunteering as it is a rewarding experience for me to be able to gain new skills and experiences, as well as being exposed to new environments and opportunities I may not have had before. I also enjoy... Thu, 27 May 2021 10:57:28 +1200 https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/a-difference-maker/ A Big Thank You https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/a-big-thank-you/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/media/60075a8662fdc.png" width="200" /> Thank you to Harcourts Foundation and to Harcourts Blue Rock Realty Ltd for funding of a Shekel Digital Chair Scale for our Inpatient Unit. Totara Hospice applied for funding to the Harcourts Foundation for a Shekel Digital Chair Scale. A chair scale is a wheelchair with an... Wed, 20 Jan 2021 09:47:45 +1200 https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/a-big-thank-you/ Ganesh Raj and Will Martin dazzle the Ladies! https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/ganesh-raj-and-will-martin-dazzle-the-ladies/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/media/60076241d319a.jpg" width="200" /> South Auckland Motors Ladies Lunch for Totara Hospice a success for 2020! After an absence in the community due to COVID-19, it was great to finally welcome back smiling faces to the annual Ladies Lunch event. We welcomed over 220 guests to a delicious three-course lunch, hosted by the... Wed, 20 Jan 2021 09:47:02 +1200 https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/ganesh-raj-and-will-martin-dazzle-the-ladies/ Remembering Nana https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/remembering-nana/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/media/60076654376b5.png" width="200" /> Kia ora, my name is Rosie. My journey with Totara Hospice began at 11 years-old, when it felt like my whole world came tumbling down &ndash; the day I found out my Nana had lung cancer. Nana and Grandad lived next door, and if you couldn&rsquo;t find me at my house, I&rsquo;d be at theirs.... Wed, 20 Jan 2021 09:46:18 +1200 https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/remembering-nana/ Farmers Bauble - The Comfort of Hospice https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/farmers-bauble/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/media/5fc5c1ab9eef6.png" width="200" /> UPDATE: Thank you to the four local Farmers stores who collectively raised over $50,000 for Totara Hospice.&nbsp; Christmas is generally the time of year when we think of people who won&#39;t be with us during the festive season - they may have died, they may be living overseas or in... Tue, 01 Dec 2020 17:06:22 +1200 https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/farmers-bauble/ Payroll Giving https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/payroll-giving/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/media/5f0289ff60b58.png" width="200" /> Payroll Giving gives employees the opportunity to donate money to a registered non-profit organisation through their pay. &nbsp; Firstly, check with your employer that they can support Payroll Giving &ndash; Once set up, your employer will take care of donating for you and organise... Fri, 03 Jul 2020 12:12:00 +1200 https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/payroll-giving/ Forget Me Not Field - Virtual Appeal https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/forgetmenot/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/media/5ec35fc2aa5f8.png" width="200" /> This wonderful way of remembering a loved one comes at a time when Totara Hospice and your community most needs your help.&nbsp;&nbsp; Choose from a striking blue Forget Me Not Flower to display in our first-ever virtual field. To Live, To Love and To Never Forget &ndash;... Tue, 19 May 2020 15:59:47 +1200 https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/forgetmenot/ How can you Make Hospice Happen this Mother's Day? https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/mothers-day/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/media/5eaf6a727d662.png" width="200" /> Mother&#39;s Day is coming up on Sunday 10th May - there are a number of ways you can celebrate with Mum, in person, or from a distance, while supporting Totara Hospice to help sustain our services..&nbsp; Check out the below ways you can support online and from the safety of your... Mon, 04 May 2020 12:46:16 +1200 https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/mothers-day/ Claim tax credit for your donations https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/claim-tax-credit-for-your-donations/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/media/5ea89df09829c.jpg" width="200" /> For every dollar that you donate to registered charities, you are able to claim back 33.3 cents as a tax credit. &nbsp;Totara Hospice is an approved donee organisation &ndash; which means any donations of $5 or more are eligible for a tax credit. To request your donation tax credit... Fri, 24 Apr 2020 13:46:51 +1200 https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/claim-tax-credit-for-your-donations/ Student Volunteer Week 2020: https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/student-volunteer-week-2020/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/media/5e896d1c2ee3a.png" width="200" /> Collective Impact: Give. Grow. Connect Student Volunteer Week has been celebrated remotely this year, from 30th march to the 5th of April, to acknowledge the impact that student volunteers make through volunteering. Totara Hospice has many student volunteers in various roles, from... Sun, 05 Apr 2020 17:25:43 +1200 https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/student-volunteer-week-2020/ The many links of Totara Hospice https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/the-many-links-of-totara-hospice/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/media/5dfff95536b70.png" width="200" /> Totara Hospice is made up of many links from our&nbsp;community that Make Hospice Happen, here are&nbsp;some of our Totara Hospice whānau sharing what Christmas and Hospice means to them. Meri Kirihimete -&nbsp;Wishing you a wonderful festive season with your loved ones &nbsp;... Mon, 23 Dec 2019 09:15:25 +1200 https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/the-many-links-of-totara-hospice/ Something New For Your Tree https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/something-new-for-your-tree/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/media/5dd71fc8e5c8f.png" width="200" /> Christmas is here and Farmers are once again supporting Hospice nationwide by raising funds until Christmas Eve. Each time you shop instore you can choose to make a donation at the checkout, and then be able to leave a message for your loved ones on the the Trees of Remembrance.... Fri, 22 Nov 2019 12:37:35 +1200 https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/something-new-for-your-tree/ You Made The Colours of the Rainbow Collide! https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/the-colours-of-the-rainbow-collide/ <img src="https://www.hospice.co.nz/media/5ceb398cdce61.png" width="200" /> Our 10th annual Sunrise Walk successfully painted the Botanic Gardens all the colours of the rainbow! This annual flagship fundraising event raised over $13,000 in vital funding for our hospice - and it&rsquo;s all thanks to the incredible support we received from you... Mon, 27 May 2019 13:12:44 +1200 https://www.hospice.co.nz/blog/stories-of-hospice/the-colours-of-the-rainbow-collide/