Tracey was looking after an 86-year-old patient living on Waiheke Island, with a very poor prognosis. The patient had six children and lots of grandchildren who were all with her at the hospital. The patient was very clear that she wanted to go home and not die in hospital. Along with the team registrar, Tracey completed the referral to palliative care, who were supportive of the patient going home. There were complications with transporting the patient safely so Tracey phoned a helicopter tour company and was able to get them to agree to provide transport to Waiheke for the patient. Tracey’s persistence and determination was incredible. The patient and her family were very grateful for the care they received and impressed at the lengths to which Tracey went to ensure her patient got home in a dignified manner.

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