A-ha! Moments

This is a two session workshop where you use materials to create a visual biography, a board depicting memories of special times in your life. You don’t need any artistic skills, it’s all about you, your story, your journey and the “A-ha!” moments along the way. We invite you to bring a helper (partner, grandchild,…

Cultural Support

We are committed to engaging with family and whanau, understanding cultural differences, rituals and practices in order to make the experience of every patient and their loved ones, memorable, respectful, complete. The Kai Whakamaru is available to provide support, protection and advocacy for patients and their whanau, throughout their hospice journey, ensuring your cultural, emotional,…

Child, Adolescent and Family Services

Part of our service is providing specialist support for children, adolescents and families throughout the time of care and beyond. There are a number of ways we provide this support depending on the specific needs of children, adolescents and families, such as: Providing parents and caregivers with information and access to resources Counselling support for…

Meaning Centred Group Programme

“Life never ceases to have meaning.” This small group programme offers the opportunity for patients facing similar challenges to explore concepts of meaning in a safe, supported environment.  Trained Meaning Centred group facilitators Debbie Penlington and Colleen Kendrick were trained at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York. The group will explore: Identity…

Fundamentals of Palliative Care 2019

Venue: Waipuna Hospice, 43 Te Puna Station Road Dates: Three full study days   COURSE ONE Friday 8 March Module 1: Essence of Palliative Care Module 2: Ethical Issues in Palliative Care Module 3: Pain and Symptom Management in Palliative Care   Friday 5 April Module 4: Palliative Care for People with Chronic Illness Module…

Caregiver Education Programme

We offer a free Caregiver Education Programme for families and friends as carers of their loved ones. Please contact Reception on 552 4380 or email reception@waipuna-hospice.co.nz to register your interest. Click this link for more information about the programme: Caregiver Education Programme 2018  The dates for 2018 are: March 13, 20 and 27 June 12, 19 and…

Hospice New Zealand Syringe Driver Competency Training 2019

SYRINGE DRIVER FULL COMPETENCY TRAINING WORKSHOP Wednesday 30 January, 1:00pm-4:00pm Thursday 21 February, 1:00pm-4:00pm Wednesday 27 March, 1:00pm-4:00pm Thursday 30 May, 1:00pm-4:00pm Thursday 27 June, 1:00pm-4:00pm Wednesday 31 July, 1:00pm-4:00pm Wednesday 25 Sept, 1:00pm-4:00pm Thursday 31 October, 1:00pm-4:00pm Thursday 28 November, 1:00pm-4:00pm Time: All Syringe Driver Full Competency Training Workshops run from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Venue:  Waipuna Hospice, 43…

Palliative Care for Health Care Assistants 2019

Venue: Waipuna Hospice, 43 Te Puna Station Road, Tauranga. Date (or dates): Wednesday 13 February, 9:00am-4:30pm Thursday 21 March, 9:00am-4:30pm Wednesday 8 May, 9:00am-4:30pm Wednesday 19 June, 9:00am-4:30pm Friday 26 July, 9:00am-4:30pm Wednesday 18 September, 9:00am-4:30pm Wednesday 20 November, 9:00am-4:30pm Time: All Palliative Care for Health Care Assistants workshops run from 9:00am-4:30pm. Cost: $35.00 per…