About Hospice

Hospice is a philosophy of care which extends beyond the physical needs of a person to their emotional, social and spiritual needs and those of their family.

read more


Keep up to date with our many events and fundraising initiatives – we’d love to you see you there!


read more

Health Professionals

Our palliative care services provide specialist and compassionate nursing care at home for people in our community.

read more


We love volunteers! Find out how you can get involved by becoming a hospice volunteer.

read more

Hospice New Zealand Palliative Care for Care Assistants Training Programme

These sessions are delivered over two mornings and consist of six sessions, which are endorsed by Hospice New Zealand. This education package has been designed to provide Health Care Assistants with key principles, practical knowledge, and skills of palliative care.

Topics include:

  • Principals of palliative care
  • Caring for the resident in pain
  • Understanding other common symptoms
  • Communicating with and supporting the dying resident, and their family & whanau
  • Caring for the dying resident in the last days of life
  • Understanding loss and grief

Attendance certificates are issued on completion of the series.

Programme Dates for 2017:

Thursday                                   February 9th & 23rd      12:30 – 4:30pm

Izard Hospice House
29 Huka Falls  Road

Bookings are essential.

Please complete the below on-line registration form by the 8th February.

If you have any questions regarding Hospice New Zealand Palliative Care for Care Assistants training, please phone  Janine Colpman-King on 3774252 or email Janine@laketaupohospice.co.nz to discuss.