Caregiver Support Group

A time for caregivers to connect, share and refresh over afternoon tea. Held on the first and third Monday of every month from 1.30 pm – 3.00 pm in the Atrium, Day Services Area at Waipuna Hospice. Please note that a volunteer to sit with your loved one and transport to and from hospice can…

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,…

Kaiwhakamaru Kaiāwhina

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. In 2016 Tina Parata took up the role of Kaiwhakamaru Kaiāwhina, meaning protector of the person (client/patient) and of the knowledge (Maori cultural practices…

Play Therapy

Sadly, many of our patients are mums and dads with young families. Part of our service is providing specialist support for children, throughout the time of care and beyond. Facing loss and grief can be hard at any age and children often have difficulty expressing in words how they feel and how experiences are affecting…

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…

The Fundamentals of Palliative Care Programme

Hospice New Zealand Fundamentals of Palliative Care Programme Click for full Course Content  COURSE IS NOW FULL Hospice New Zealand Fundamentals of Palliative Care Programme, July, August, September 2018 Venue: Waipuna Hospice, 43 Te Puna Station Road Dates: Three full study days: Day 1:  Tuesday 24 July 2018 0900hrs-1630hrs Module 1: Essence of Palliative Care…

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…

Syringe Driver Training

Subcutaneous Syringe Driver Competency Workshops 2018  For Registered Nurses & Enrolled Nurses Venue:  Waipuna Hospice, 43 Te Puna Station Road, Te Puna Dates & Times Full Workshop May 22 – 1:00-4:00pm  Sorry this course is FULL June 27 – 1:00-4:00pm July 25 – 1:00-4:00pm August 29 – 2:00 – 3:30pm Sept 26 – 1:00-4:00pm October 31 –…