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Palliative Care Education 2018


Palliative Care Lecture Series 2018

Hospice New Zealand, with generous support from the  Cancer Research Trust New Zealand, is delighted to offer free access to this programme of monthly palliative care lecture series. The lectures are delivered via teleconference with a PowerPoint presentation that the speaker takes participants through.  This education opportunity is designed to suit the needs of a multidisciplinary audience with an interest in palliative care.  The lectures are usually held on the first Thursday of each month February-December, commencing with a light breakfast from 7:10am followed by the lecture at  7.30-8.30am at Lake Taupō Hospice 29 Huka Falls Road Taupō.

More information and topics for 2018 are on the Hospice New Zealand website. Bookings to attend any of the sessions can be made by email or phone 07 377 4252 or email info@laketaupohospice.co.nz

For the full schedule of lectures in the 2018 Genesis Oncology Trust Palliative Care Lecture Series including listening to previous lectures please click here.   To download 2018 topics please click here.  For February’s  flyer Please click here.


Waikato Palliative Care Grand Round:

These sessions are video conference from Waikato through to Taupo and are suitable for all Health Professionals interested in palliative care. These are held monthly on a Wednesday from 3.00-4.00 pm on
14th February
14th March
11th April
9th May
13th June
11th July
8th August
12th September
10th October
14th November

For the February’s flyer please click here.


Pinnacle Midland Health Network
118 Tuwharetoa Street

Waikato Palliative Care Study Day for Nurses:

This day is video linked from Waikato Hospital and will address symptom management and
supportive care in palliative care:

Date:    14th May
Time:     9:00 – 4:30pm

Date:    9th October
Time:    9:00 – 4:30pm

Pinnacle Midland Health Network
118 Tuwharetoa Street

To download a flyer please click here

To register contact  Kathy or Julie 073774252 or info@laketaupohospice.co.nz

Lakes Palliative Care Study Day for Nurses:

Date:    27 March

Time:     900-4:30pm

Venue:   TBC

Introduction to Hospice and Palliative Care:

These sessions are suitable for all Health Professionals, Aged Residential Care Staff & Allied Health Workers.

Date:  first Thursday of each month
Time:  9:00 – 10:30am

Izard Hospice House
Lake Taupō Hospice
29 Huka Falls Road

Please contact Lake Taupō office (3774252) if you are planning on attending.


One-off learning sessions can be arranged on request

If you have specific palliative care learning needs, we may be able to arrange individual education sessions for your organisation. If you have a query about education contact our Clinical Nurse Educator, Janine Colpman-King by email Janine@laketaupohospice.co.nz or phone 07 3774252