Staff at our hospitals recognise that you know best how your body responds to illness and other life experiences and what is right and acceptable for you and we will endeavour to support you spiritually and culturally throughout your healthcare journey.
We would like you to continue making decisions regarding your health and caring for yourself with our assistance and support.
There will be some things that you will be able to do for yourself and others that you will need help with. We will support your right to be fully informed about your health situation and care. Please don't hesitate to ask for more information or to question anything you don't understand.
We encourage the support of a close relative or friend and would be happy to discuss how you might like them involved in your care. We are also happy to provide support through our Takawaenga service or Chaplaincy service. If your child is a patient, you are welcome to stay with your child.
Click here or on the booklet below to read a wealth of information in preparation for your visit.