What we do
Welcome to the in-home palliative care services provided by Franklin Hospice.
We are here to help you make this stage of your life the best it can be, and we hope that the relationship we build with you and your whanau and support crew will be positive and beneficial.
Everyone’s journey is unique, and it is important to us that you feel supported to make the choices that are right for you. Our website contains a range of information that you will find helpful during your time with us.
What is palliative care?
Palliative care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.
Palliative care is provided by a specially trained team of doctors, nurses and other specialists who work together with a patient’s other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. Palliative care is based on the needs of the patient, not on the patient’s prognosis. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and it can be provided along with curative treatment.
Franklin Hospice is a community-based hospice providing palliative care in the patient's home. Our home visiting service is available 7 days a week, from 0800-1630. The patient and family support team and nurses work closely with other healthcare providers in the community to provide holistic care.