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 Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio, 21st May 2024.   Part 2 of 2 It is sometimes difficult getting family together when they may be in other parts of the world. It is important to have an advanced care plan to state what you want happened if you can’t speak for yourself. Find out from the patient who is important to them. Difficult for people who have married several times. Hospice users cover different cultures and staff are aware of their different needs. A biography service records and publishes persons biography with photos which can be kept by the family. Government provides 53% of operational costs. It used to be 73%. Partnerships and work in the community is where the growth is going to be. There is an increasing number of older people. There is a shortage of medical specialists and palliative care nurses. A need to share services regionally. Hospices are independent but Hospice New Zealand provides advocacy and support. Since its inception nobody has had to pay for care. Community fundraising is very important and very successful.   Smoking. Equity and community funding.  


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May 21, 2024


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arohanui hospice,
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