Are you, or is someone you care for, dealing with a life-limiting illness?
Hospice Mid-Canterbury is here to help and support you.

Hospice Mid-Canterbury provides support for those with a life-limiting illness, their family and their caregivers. All services are free and are available throughout the Ashburton district between the Rakaia and Rangitata Rivers.
We do not provide clinical care, but complement existing services by providing support such as transport, sitting, recording life stories, counselling, massage, Reiki, and reflexology.
Hospice Mid Canterbury is a registered Charitable Trust and an Associate Member of Hospice New Zealand.
Our goal is to help people make the most of their lives; to live every moment in whatever way is important to them.

Hospice Mid-Canterbury – Here when you need us.

Our Core Services

We provide a number of services to support people dealing with a life limiting illness.
Support is also available to families and carers.
All our services are free.

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Home Support






You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life. We will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.

Dame Cicely Saunders,
founder of the modern hospice movement 1918 – 2005

Hospice Mid Canterbury
Community House
44 Cass Street, Ashburton
Phone 03 307 8387
Mobile 027 227 8387


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Have you ever struggled to hear yourself over all the noise from a busy life? So many benefits to taking some time out. #labourdayweekend #livingeverymoment #palliativecare #hospice ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

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"You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life. We will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die" - Dame Cicely Saunders, Founder of the Hospice Movement.

World Hospice & Palliative Care Day 2018, #BecauseIMatter
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1 week ago

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Time for a cuppa? Please help us raise $20,000! Our wonderful friends at Dilmah Tea are donating 50 cents from each specially marked pack of English Breakfast and Earl Grey tea to help us raise awareness of hospice services across the country. Buy yours today - they're available now in all good supermarkets. 😍 ... See MoreSee Less

There’s no doubting the difference this service is making to the quality of life for these men 💕

The barber helping men with dementia relive their younger lives. #WorldAlzheimersDay
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3 weeks ago

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This campaign has been developed to create awareness among tāne of the risks and symptoms of prostate cancer and to encourage regular check-ups.

‘Wero your Tero’ is a community project which has been funded by Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu in response to Māori men being twice as likely to be diagnosed with the metastatic
disease than non-Māori. Research shows that one man every three hours will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in New Zealand, and that’s eight men every day, 3000 every year.

Six hundred men will die annually from prostate cancer. What we’re saying to whānau is that it could be your pāpā, matua, brother, a friend, so we all need to spread the word - Wero Your Tero!

#weroyourtero #patuatewhakama
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