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

Welcome to the Hospice New Zealand Fundamentals of Palliative Care Training Program The Fundamentals of Palliative Care is a series of learning packages designed for any health care worker – registered and non-registered – who are caring for people with a palliative care need. It provides the learner with a broad overview of how to…

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…

Palliative Care for Health Care Assistants

Venue: Waipuna Hospice, 43 Te Puna Station Road, Tauranga. Date (or dates):  Tuesday 18th August 9:00am – 4:30pm Tuesday 22nd November 9:00am – 4:30pm Cost: $35.00 per person (GST Inclusive). Additional information: Training workbooks and certificates are provided. A fully trained Nurse will run the workshop and be available to assist you on the day.…

Palliative Care Clinical Skills Series for Nurses

A series of educational workshops for nurses covering management of wounds, pain, nausea & vomiting, dyspnoea, delirium and last days of life. Participants will have the opportunity to put learning into practice through interactive case-based group activities. Cost $10 per person per workshop. Please apply online using the form below Assessing and Managing Pain in Palliative…