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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

Recognising the need for updated facilities, to meet the growing demand for palliative care services, Cranford Hospice initiated a $15 million project to construct a new purpose-built home. A wonderful site was initially found at Chesterhope Station. Unfortunately, these plans have now been foregone due to the impact of Cyclone Gabrielle.

The urgency for a new facility is evident, as the community requires a dedicated space for end-of-life care and specialised services for future generations. Cranford Hospice aims to create a state-of-the-art facility that will ensure top-quality palliative care for the people of Hawke’s Bay for years to come.  The search for a new home remains ongoing with due diligence underway on several options. The community will be involved in the final decision at the point that a definite alternative is available.

With overwhelming support from the Hawke’s Bay community, the Cranford Hospice Foundation Trustees are dedicated to realising the vision of a new home. The project has already raised $14.4 million, showcasing the community's generosity and commitment to this cause. Thanks to Karamu Rotary Club who have been a key contributor to this incredible effort.

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.


If you are interested in making a major gift, please contact Mark Davenport on 0274940162 or

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