Lake Taupō Hospice is a registered charity run by the Lake Taupō Hospice Trust and we provide palliative care to patients who are nearing the end of their life’s journey. The term palliative means alleviating without curing. We are members of Hospice NZ, the national hospice movement that ensures every New Zealander has access to quality palliative care. Lake Taupō Hospice is a community based hospice meaning our focus is on caring for people in their homes. Patients do not stay overnight at Hospice House but if circumstances mean that it is no longer appropriate for a patient to be cared for at home there are residential hospice beds available in local Rest Homes where the patient will still be under the care of Hospice.