Discussions began in 2013 to assess how the future end of life care needs
of people in Mid-Canterbury could effectively be met.
A consultation process was carried out early in 2014, and this process established that a community-based hospice service would help to support the current service providers in providing social and emotional support for individuals and families.
Hospice Mid-Canterbury Trust was established later in 2014 with a diverse Board of Trustees. The original Trustees were Brendon Adam, Christine Dean, Karen Hall, Gretchen Hart, Dr Penny Holdaway, and Jane Wright. Dr Penny Holdaway stepped down as Trustee in October 2015 due to work commitments, but remains supportive of the initiative. Rodger Bradford subsequently joined the Board in July 2015.
A hospice shop was established in July 2017. The shop, selling quality pre-loved goods, plays an important role in providing sustainable funding to the Trust.
Hospice Mid Canterbury is a registered Charity and an Associate Member of Hospice New Zealand. The Trustees value the support and expertise of Hospice New Zealand and hospice services throughout the country.
Hospice Mid-Canterbury Trust is focused on delivering a high quality, sustainable service that is available throughout the Mid-Canterbury district.