Waipuna Hospice moves to Alert Level One

Waipuna Hospice education services will continue to operate as normal in Alert Level One.

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.

Hospice New Zealand Syringe Driver Annual Update Workshop

Certification for Syringe Drivers can be maintained by attending periodic updates. Hospice New Zealand currently recommends annual updates for nurses occasionally using syringe drivers and alternate years for nurses using syringe drivers routinely. Participants should complete a written test paper 2 yearly, so nurses who attend yearly do not need to complete a written test…

Hospice New Zealand Syringe Driver Full Competency Training 2021

Hospice New Zealand currently recommends annual updates for nurses occasionally using syringe drivers and alternate years for nurses using syringe drivers routinely. Participants should complete a written test paper 2 yearly, so nurses who attend yearly do not need to complete a written test every year. Welcome to our Syringe Driver Competency Training Program Syringe…

Which Dressing for which Palliative Wound?

This workshop will focus on: How we navigate through the vast array of dressing products Examining wound assessment tools Classifying different dressings Using case studies to help us put the learning into practice Date: Wednesday 18th November 2020 Time: 1:30pm – 4:00pm Location: Waipuna Hospice, 43 Te Puna Station Road, Tauranga Cost: $10 per person…

Wound Management in Palliative Care Workshop

Please note: this workshop is now fully booked. Please contact us to join the wait list. This workshop will focus on: Addressing wound care challenges in the palliative care setting Discussing the nurse’s role in providing care for pressure area wounds, fungating wounds and leaking legs Discussing the management of palliative wounds through case scenarios…

Caregiver Education Programme 2021

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…

Fundamentals of Palliative Care 2021

Please Note: Our March, April, and May Fundamentals of Palliative Care courses are now full and new dates will be advertised soon. Please register to attend and you will be added to a waitlist – we will let them know when the new dates are set. Venue: Waipuna Hospice, 43 Te Puna Station Road Dates:…

Palliative Care for Health Care Assistants 2021

Venue: Waipuna Hospice, 43 Te Puna Station Road, Tauranga. Date (or dates):  Tuesday 16th February – FULLY BOOKED Tuesday 18th May – FULLY BOOKED Thursday 24th June – NEW DATE 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…