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 ciara.young@waipuna-hospice.co.nz.

Upcoming Courses

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 22nd 1:00-4:00pm  Sorry this course is FULL June 27th 1:00-4:00pm July 25th 1:00-4:00pm August 29 2:00 – 3:30pm (annual update, see below) Sept 26th 1:00-4:00pm October 23 1:00-4:00pm November 28 1:00-4:00pm December…

Hospice NZ Palliative Care for Healthcare Assistants

A one day training programme for healthcare assistants in any setting – homecare, aged residential care, hospital or hospice. The dates for the next courses are: Wednesday 13 June 2018 – Sorry this course is fully booked Wednesday 15 August 2018 – Sorry this course is fully booked Wednesday 17 October 2018 Thursday 13 September…

Normalising Grief Seminar

To help bring understanding to the grief process. Held at Waipuna Hospice from 10.00am – 12.30 pm, on the following Thursdays: July 26th Aug 23rd Sep 20th Oct 18th Nov 22nd Refreshments provided.   Please register your interest in a seminar by contacting Deb Short on (07) 552 4380 Ext 317 or email Deb at – DebS@waipuna-hospice.co.nz

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…