About The Kowhai Programme

Kowhai Programme

The Kowhai Programme was developed by the Otago Community Hospice after research demonstrated that many people who are caring for a loved one with a life limiting illness, often have little information and no medical knowledge of how to carry out the multiple tasks they need to perform to keep their family member safe, comfortable and with a decent quality of life.

The Kowhai Programme provides helpful information and support to family/whanau and patients on the Otago Community Hospice Programme. On our resources page you will find useful information and links that many people who have used this programme have found helpful. The resources are broken down into four parts: family health, psychological health, physical health and spiritual health. Please take the time to look at the information provided and see what may be helpful to your situation.

If you would like further information or to discuss any of the content provided, please get in touch with the Kowhai Programme coordinator: Denise van Aalst ph: (03) 473 6005 or 0800 473 6005 or email: denise.vanaalst@otagohospice.co.nz