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.

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Health Professionals

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

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Palliative Care Education 2017


Palliative Care Lecture Series 2017

The Genesis Oncology Trust Palliative Care Lecture Series is hosted by hospices throughout New Zealand. 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, 7.30-8.30am at Lake Taupō Hospice 29 Huka Falls Road Taupō.

More information and topics for 2017 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 2016 Genesis Oncology Trust Palliative Care Lecture Series including listening to previous lectures 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:
8th  February
8th    March-This has been cancelled
5th  April
10th   May
14th    June
12th  July
9th   August
13th  September
11th   October
8th  November


Pinnacle Midland Health Network
118 Tuwharetoa Street

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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:    Thursday 1st   June 2017
Time:     9:00 – 4:30pm


Pinnacle Midland Health Network
118 Tuwharetoa Street

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




Orientation to Hospice and Palliative Care:

These sessions are suitable for all Health Professionals, Aged Residential Care Staff & Allied Health Workers. Please contact Lake Taupō office (3774252) for orientation dates.


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