The Hospice NZ Standards for Palliative Care were first released on 13 April 2012.
They were developed to ensure consistency in the quality of service delivered to all people regardless of locality.
The 14 standards provide a comprehensive continuous improvement framework for hospices.
There was a conscious effort to capture the spirit of palliative care in the document, with inclusion of the many faces of New Zealand and whakatoki (Maori sayings) gifted to Hospice New Zealand by Maori elders associated with hospices across the country.
In the long term, we believe these standards can be used in any setting and by any healthcare provider that works with people needing a palliative approach and end of life care; specifically aged residential care. We are in the process of planning to explore this further with healthcare partners.
Click here to access a copy of the Hospice New Zealand Standards for Palliative Care: Quality review programme and guide.
Please contact us if you would like further information.