Hospice Education

We are committed to collaboratively building capacity and capability (internally and externally) in palliative care practice, across a range of professions and settings via the provision of palliative care education.


HNZ Niki T 34 Syringe Driver

The Syringe Driver Competency Programme is available for both Registered and Enrolled Nurses. This is a blended learning programme that is divided into an online component and a face-to-face-workshop.
**Participants must hold a current NZ Nursing Council Practising Certificate.


Online Component
This is run through Hospice Waikato's PalEd system and takes approx 1.5 hours to complete. To access the online module, please click this link and login/register.

Before attending a workshop, you must ensure you have completed, and achieved the online component as indicated above. Then you can register for one of our workshops as listed below. 

On-site Workshop at Tōtara Hub
2022 Workshop dates (all course times are 10am-12pm):
- 15 August
- 6 September
- 17 October
- 15 November
- 12 December
- 24 January

Cost: $40 per person for 2 hours 

How to Register: Click this link and fill out the indicated fields. We will send you an email to confirm your registration.


Off-site Workshop
If you are a residential care or primary health facility, our Clinical Nurse Educators can deliver this workshop at your organisation. We will need a minimum of 4 participants for the session to take place.

Cost: $40 per person for 2 hours + $200 CNE flat fee

How to Book: Contact a member of our Education Team using the details below to book a suitable time and date for you.


For further information please use the contact details below to speak to a member of our Education Team.
Emma, CNE - 027 700 2622
Kim, CNE - 021 740 727
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