At Cranford Hospice our vision is to help people make the most of living and dying within a compassionate community. We provide the best possible palliative care, education, support and advice to the people of Hawke’s Bay – from Mahia in the north, to Takapau in the south.
Cranford Hospice aims to meet the emotional, spiritual, social, and physical needs of people through specialist palliative care, grief support and care planning.
Our goal is to help people make the most of the time they have left and to enable them to live every moment – whether they are at home, in an aged care facility or have come to us for a short stay in our eight-bed inpatient facility.
A New Home for Cranford
The New Home for Cranford to Pivot from Proposed Chesterhope Site.
Cranford Hospice has made the difficult decision to no longer proceed with the Chesterhope site as the location for the build of a new hospice.
The decision to pivot from the Chesterhope land, donated by the Joan Fernie Charitable Trust, comes after the wider Pakowhai area was impacted by the devastation of Cyclone Gabrielle.
The decision was made by Trustees of Cranford Hospice Foundation and Trust following an in-depth process of assessment, gathering feedback from stakeholders and advice from Project Managers and Engineers.
The uncertainty of build timeframes, costs, and flood mitigation requirements for the site were key reasons for the decision. The expanding need for specialist palliative care services in Hawke’s Bay is placing additional pressure on the need for a new hospice facility.
Feedback received from stakeholders also captured an increased concern for staff, volunteer, patient, and whānau safety on the site. This was an important and key consideration for Trustees.
The plan moving forward.
The need for a new hospice for Hawke’s Bay remains urgent. More than ever, our community needs a place where we can support our loved ones at the end of life. A place that will provide a hub for palliative care services for generations to come. Cranford Hospice Foundation Trustees would like to assure the community that they will not rest until this vision is achieved.
Cranford Hospice will soon commence a process to identify a suitable site for a new facility. The current Knight Street building is no longer fit-for-purpose due to its age and design, and the expanding need for palliative care services in Hawke’s Bay.
Together, we will build a new hospice for Hawke's Bay.
Hospice walks alongside our community, providing care to people living with a life-limiting condition and their whānau.
It is not a place where people go to die, but a place for people to make the most of the time they have left.
The new home for Cranford will hold a unique place in the heart of the Hawke’s Bay community. A place where whānau and community can support our loved ones at the end of life. A place that will provide a hub for palliative care services for generations to come.
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