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.

Wound Dressings: To dress or not to dress?

Palliative Care Clinical Education 2019 Wound Dressings: To dress or not to dress? That is the question… How do we navigate through the vast array of dressing products out there? During this interactive session for Registered and Enrolled Nurses, we will examine wound assessment tools and classification of different dressings. Using case studies, we’ll put…

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 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…

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: 10 January 14 February 14 March 11 April 09 May 13 June Refreshments provided.   Please register your interest in a seminar by contacting Deb Short on (07) 552 4380 Ext 317 or email Deb…