Education Programme Palliative Care for 2018

If you have any questions relating to the training workshops please contact Hospice Taranaki, Clinical Nurse Educator - Vanessa Philp on 06 753 7830 alternately email Vanessa

For all Education of Fundamentals, Syringe Driver - competency and refresher and the HealthCare Assistants and Home Based Support Palliative Care Education sessions  please download a registration form here

...Registration form for all education workshop sessions - click here

Education sessions are hosted at:

Yarrow's Education Suite,
Te Rangimarie,
Hospice Taranaki,
5 David Street,
New Plymouth

Parking is on the streets surrounding - including Tukapa & David Sts. This will allow the patients families to use the main Te Rangimarie parking.

Palliative Care Lecture Series Cancer Research Trust NZ & Hospice New Zealand:

First Thursday of each month from 0730 - 0830, held at the above address... 

The Palliative Care Lecture Series 2018 - pdf available

For further details please contact : Letiesha or phone 06 753 7830

Lecture 5#  Complex Pain Management: the old and the new. 

Date:  7 June

Presenter: Dr Ross Drake, Consultant, Paediatric Palliative Care and Complex Pain Service, Starship Hospital, Auckland.

Lecture 6#: Spiritual care for people with dementia.

Date:  5th July 2018

Presenter:  Professor John Swinton, Professor in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care; Honorary Professor of Nursing in the Centre for Advanced Studies in Nursing and Chair in Divinity and Religious Studies, University of Aberdeen.


Link Nurse Group Meeting North/Central & South Taranaki

To develop and promote best practice in the provision of palliative care in the Aged Care sector. To maintain and support quality palliative care education within Taranaki, to review resources, share resources and offer peer support. For registered/enrolled nurses.

2018 DATES:  5th July, 6th Sept, 8th Nov - Thursday's, 1600 - 1700.

 Topics are pending except first one which is Dignity - whakarangatira (which is one of Hospice Taranaki's core values)

VENUE:  Hospice Taranaki, Te Rangimarie, Yarrow Education Suite - 5 David St, Westown, New Plymouth

No charge to join this group

Hospice New Zealand Syringe Driver COMPETENCY Program

The aim of this workshop is to assist Registered Nurses in aged residential care or private hospitals to increase knowledge, skills and competencies in the use of subcutaneous syringe drivers within a palliative care context. This course is endorsed by Hospice New Zealand.   This is a 2 hour workshop + written assessment to achieve the Hospice NZ Competency Certificate.

There is a charge of $60 per person - an invoice will be sent upon receipt of your completed application form

To register complete the application form !

DATES 2018:

Wednesday 6th June 1300 - 1500hrs

Wednesday 8th August  1300 - 1500hrs

Wednesday 5th September  1300 - 1500hrs

Wednesday 7th November  1300 - 1500hrs


Annual updates (Refresher courses) are recommended, to maintain competency, in the use of the syringe driver and medication management in Palliative Care.

Hospice New Zealand Syringe Driver REFRESHER courses:

Venue: Te Rangimarie Hospice, 5 David St, Westown, New Plymouth - unless you are advised otherwise.

There is a charge of $30 per person

Register: by completing the Application form!

2018 DATES:

Wednesday 20th June 1300 - 1430hrs

Wednesday 22nd August 1300 - 1430hrs

Wednesday 19th September 1300 - 1430hrs

Wednesday 21st November 1300 - 1430hrs


Hospice NZ Fundamentals of Palliative Care Education

Available for all staff in Aged Care facilities

  • Essence of Palliative Care
  • Pain & Symptom Management
  • Ethical Issues in Palliative Care
  • Palliative Care for people with Chronic Illness
  • Palliative Care for people with Dementia
  • Communication Skills
  • Last Days of Life
  • Loss & Grief
  • Caring for Ourselves
  • Spirituality

Please see calendar here to the side for details.