Your gift is more than a donation. It supports Hawke’s Bay families to make the most of their time left, to live every moment.
Cranford Hospice delivers specialist palliative care based on what matters most to the person and the family, he tangata me te whānau. Our services allow people with a terminal illness, in collaboration with family and their primary healthcare providers, to live every moment and experience a dignified death.
Hospice is not just a building, it's a philosophy of care. We care for the whole person: not just their physical needs but also their emotional, spiritual, and social needs too. We care for whānau as well, both before and after a death.
Every day here in Hawke’s Bay, our team are supporting over 200 patients and their families, most in their own homes – from Mahia through to Takapau – to improve the quality of life that remains for each person. We care for everyone regardless, but mindful of, age, religion, ethnicity or means.
All our services, which are provided at no charge, cost around $6.5 million per year to deliver. The Government funds around 50% of our services which means we have to raise the remaining money through our fundraising and retail programmes (2020-21 figures).
We can only do what we do with the support from our community. We are incredibly grateful to the people who gift their time through volunteering, to each person who donates to us in a way that’s important to them, and to everyone who shops in our stores.
Cranford Hospice has been caring for the Hawke’s Bay community since 1982. Cranford Hospice was gifted to the community on 1 July 2017 by founding oragnisation Presbyterian Support East Coast, and is now registered as an independent charitable trust (The Cranford Hospice Trust).
Each year we need to raise more than $3 million to ensure our services remain at no cost to patients and families. We are grateful to the support of our community. Together, we can give people the chance to treasure every moment.