Training & Education

Our training and education programmes support Hawke’s Bay health professionals to achieve the best possible care for patients in our region. Our courses cover a range of topics, including pain management, caring for patients with dementia, last days of life, loss and grief, and addressing your own needs as healthcare professionals.

Healthcare professionals are invited to take a look at our upcoming course and education programme, and to get in touch with any questions.
Please note that  if COVID-19 Alert Levels change this could prevent the way we offer this training. We will update you accordingly.

Under COVID-19 Framework

All people attending Cranford Hospice education on-site, in Elms House, must be vaccinated. Please only attend Training if you are asymptomatic. Mask wearing in Education is optional.
If you are booked to attend any training we will be in contact if for any reason this can not go ahead.
If you have any queries please give us a call.

Syringe Driver Blended Learning option.

While we will continue to offer our 2.5 hour face to face Initial Syringe Driver workshops, we also offer a new blended learning approach, consisting of 2 hours online training, followed by a 1.5 hour practical competency workshop. You must complete the Online training before attending the workshop.

There is no cost for completing the online course. The cost for attending the Syringe driver workshop at Cranford Hospice is $25.00.
RN’s & EN’s can now register for the online Syringe Driver Competency Programme here.

If you would like to book on the face to Initial or Refresher workshop please see details below.

Ngā Tūāpapa o te Pairuri Tāngata – The Fundamentals of Palliative Care Programme

Ngā Tūāpapa o te Pairuri Tāngata The Fundamentals of Palliative Care programme will give you an overview of how to care for people with palliative care needs. Being educated about palliative care will help you improve the assessment and outcomes for people in your care, their family and whānau, as well as yourself and other healthcare workers.

This is now a blended learning programme to give an overview of Palliative Care. There are four online modules and three face to face Workshops.
Start with Essence, then complete the other topics in any order:
• The Palliative Care Approach
• Managing Pain & Long-term Illnesses
• Care & Support at the End of Life

Register for Online Learning at Hospice NZ – Knowledge Hub – FoPC
Once you have completed a topic, you will receive a certificate to recognise this online achievement. However, to complete the FULL programme you need to attend the three corresponding workshops.

NOTE: You must complete the online training before attending any workshops. Bookings required.

Watch this short 2 minute introductory video for FOPC. It includes what is covered in the programme, how to sign up, what you need to do to complete the programme and where to go for support.

View the Ngā Tūāpapa o te Pairuri Tāngata Fundamentals of Palliative Care Flyer

View our 2022 External Training Programme

View the 2022 Hospice NZ Palliative Care Lecture Series 

  • Fundamentals of Palliative Care - Care & Support at the End of Life Workshop 3 - $25.00

    01 December 20221300 - 1600
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    Care & Support at the End of Life Workshop 2 is about last days of life, loss & grief, with a focus on how to care for everyone and support people in care and their family and whānau.

    NOTE: You must complete The Essence and Care & Support at the End of Life online training before attending this workshop. Bookings required.

    On completion of this 3 hour workshop you will receive a certificate.

    Click here to register your place on this Care & Support at the End of Life Workshop 3

    Workshop Venue: Elms House, Cranford Hospice, 300 Knight Street, Hastings 4122

  • Syringe Driver: Initial Training - $25.00

    14 December 20221330 - 1600
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    To increase knowledge and skills in the use of syringe drivers to administer continuous subcutaneous infusions. All participants are expected to hold a current New Zealand Nursing Council Practicing Certificate.

    Suitable for Registered and Enrolled Nurses providing palliative care.

    To attain certification each nurse is required to: Attend the workshop with the opportunity to become familiar with a syringe driver and complete a practical competency assessment on the day and complete a written assessment obtaining 80% minimum in the short answer question section and 100% in the drug calculations section.

    A Specialist Palliative Care Nurse will run the workshop and be available to assist you on the day.

    This Syringe Driver Full Competency Training Workshop provides 4 hours of continuing education.

    Venue: Elms House, Cranford Hospice, 300 Knight Street, Hastings 4122
    If there is any change to the venue you will be advised.

    You can email us for further information and / or bookings:  or click here Education Registration Form