Our Past Projects

Our past success can give you confidence in our future.

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In 2011, it became increasingly apparent to the Waipuna Hospice management and board that in addition to in-patient and at-home care, there was both a strong demand and need for the delivery of extended outpatient services on-site at the hospice grounds.

These initial services (known collectively as “Day Services”) included activities like outpatient clinics, day programmes and carer education and training.

Demand grew unabated and the Day Services programmes delivered on every front including improved patient outcomes, better consideration and provision of alternative care methods and an increased efficiency of overall services and care.

On the back of this success, in 2012, a decision was made to formalise the Day Services programme and to create a dedicated on-site home for their provision.

How the Foundation delivered

Once the decision was made to build a Day Services wing, all attention turned to how to fund the $3.6 million required for the project.

As per the stated mission and vision of the Waipuna Hospice Foundation to support the hospice with capital projects, this was our opportunity to come to the fore and deliver true value to the organisation.

To this end, the Foundation took a strong lead by providing half of the $3.6 million required to build the wing.

The other fifty percent was generously granted by the Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust (TECT), a grant of unprecedented magnitude and one very gratefully received.

The modern Day Services wing was the Waipuna Hospice Foundation’s first project of scale and we are proud to say that we delivered on all fronts, thanks entirely to the generous bequest fund we had under careful management, and the skills we had around the Board table in terms of procurement and project management.

Without the bequests of past supporters, our ability to support Waipuna Hospice in the completion of the Day Services wing would have been severely compromised and the community would be poorer for the result. It’s on this basis, we acknowledge and thank those who have made bequests in the past, and we urge you to consider making a similar and equally generous decision for the future allocation of your estate.
— Tom Roper, Current Trustee and Founding Chair.