Education and training of hospice staff, volunteers and the wider community of health professionals is a significant part of our service. We offer a comprehensive programme of courses and workshops to enhance the knowledge and skill base of those working in the area of palliative care. Since 2011 Waipuna Hospice has held accreditation from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians to provide specialist training for medical registrars.

Waipuna Hospice is committed to providing palliative care education to our colleagues in the community. If your organisation requires further education, other than that offered here, please contact Education@waipunahospice.org.nz

The 9th edition of the Palliative Care Handbook is now available – download here.

Caregiver Education Programme 2019

A one day education session for families and friends as carers of their loved ones.   Part One: Support for you and your family Part one begins with introductions and morning tea giving the participants and facilitators a chance to get to know each other. After this we will discuss what Palliative Care is and…

Palliative Care Skills Study Day for Nurses May 2019

Are you a Nurse with an interest in Palliative Care? Would you like to enhance your knowledge of palliative care symptom management? Or have an evidence-based update? We would like to invite you to join us for a day of interactive learning facilitated by members of the Waipuna Hospice team. Topics Include:  Management of Pain…

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…

Hospice New Zealand Syringe Driver Competency Training 2019

SYRINGE DRIVER FULL COMPETENCY TRAINING WORKSHOP Wednesday 31 July, 1:00pm-4:00pm Thursday 8 August, 1:00pm-4:00pm Thursday 5 September, 1:00pm-4:00pm Wednesday 25 September, 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 Te Puna Station Road, Te Puna. Cost: $46 per person (GST Inclusive). Number…

Palliative Care for Health Care Assistants 2019

Venue: Waipuna Hospice, 43 Te Puna Station Road, Tauranga. Date (or dates): Wednesday 4 December, 9:00am-4:30pm Time: All Palliative Care for Health Care Assistants workshops run from 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…

Normalising Grief Seminar for bereaved family and friends

To help bring understanding to the grief process. Held at Waipuna Hospice from 10.00am – 12.30 pm, on the following Thursdays: 30 May 11 July 29 August 10 October 21 November Refreshments provided.   Please register your interest in a seminar by contacting Deb Short on (07) 552 4380 Ext 317 or email Deb at –…