Mercy Hospice Leap for Life 2018

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Availability and sensitivity to the needs of others are features of Catherine’s legacy – Angela Bolster rsm

The cost to feed one patient at Mercy Hospice is around $30 per day. Mother Rosie and daughter Hannah Piper joined in on a unique way to fundraise for the hospice. Leap For Life 2018 is a fundraising event for Mercy Hospice Auckland. The idea was to bungy jump off the Auckland Harbour Bridge to raise awareness and funds. Hannah and Rosie have raised $1,085.00 so far through a funding page you can contribute to by clicking here.

Rosie Piper’s husband he died after a short fight against liver cancer. Both Hannah and Rosie wanted to show the hospice how much they appreciated the work the organisation does.

Last year alone the hospice cared for 1000 patients in Auckland City and their families. All services are offered free to patients and their families, regardless of age, ethnicity, means or religion, thanks to the generosity of the hospice community. People living in the Auckland District Health Board area are supported by the Hospice. This covers Auckland City and the central suburbs from Glendowie in the east to Avondale in the west, Herne Bay in the north to Otahuhu in the south. Specialist inpatient care is also provided to people from Waiheke and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf. The hospice services are provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The hospice nurses, doctors and family support team made over 10,000 patient visits and continued to provide quality care for people in their in-patient unit onsite.

Mercy Hospice Auckland provides a range of specialist community palliative care and hospice services for people facing life limiting illnesses, caring for them with the utmost professional skill, compassion and quality of service. They also offer support to family, friends and carers to help them cope with problems arising from the illness.

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