Through our health care facilities including residential aged care, hospice and surgical hospital care we provide a quality and holistic service founded on the vision of Catherine McAuley.
Mercy healthcare entities provide services which continue the healing ministry of Jesus, expressing God’s love and the vision of Catherine McAuley. Especially to those who are vulnerable through age or illness. Through compassion, Mercy offers healthcare which is promoting human wholeness in all its physical, emotional, spiritual and social aspects.
Residential aged care, including hospital and palliative care, is a vital part of Mercy’s ministry to older people.
Education is a core work of Mercy for the Sisters and Tiaki Manatū. While few of the Sisters are still in the classrooms, as Proprietor of their five colleges and their special relationship with McAuley College, the Congregation is involved in governance responsibilities at local and national levels.
Mercy education philosophy statements reflect Catherine McAuley’s concerns for the empowerment of women through an education which addresses each student’s spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical development while challenging them to be women of Gospel justice in their own society.
As part of our work with Mercy Schools we have launched several initiatives to help guide and connect with Mercy Women.
Keeping up with the modern age, the Mercy Women NZ Facebook and LinkedIn pages help us stay connected to our past and present students, staff and other stakeholders. To connect with us and to share in the celebrations of Mercy work within our schools, please go to
Mercy’s community development ministries are committed to the pursuit of social justice and human development in the community. The work of transforming human lives and communities is achieved through Mercy’s core values: Te aroha ki te rawakore reaching out to the poor and vulnerable with a strong emphasis on programmes of empowerment, personal and professional advancement and social advocacy.
A wide range of inclusive services is provided in consultation with Māori and all groups and community agencies.
Lives that are centred in God are well placed for keeping hope alive. Far from being just wishful thinking, that hope is grounded in the very modern perception that God is at work in an unfolding, unfinished universe.
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 2018is 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.