North Haven Hospice is committed to supporting the development of knowledge, skills and confidence for all those caring for people with a terminal illness or life-limiting condition.  Assessment and management of pain and other symptoms are the cornerstones of effective, palliative care.

In addition to the Hospice NZ courses below, we offer targeted education for health care workers.  This is holistic in approach and designed to be interactive, inclusive and collaborative.  We are happy to discuss individual needs and also work with you to design a programme for your organisation. Please contact our Specialist Palliative Care Nurse Educator at or 09 437 3355.


Upcoming Courses

From time to time, we run in-house training sessions here at our facility in Tikipunga, Whangarei.  You’ll get the benefit of years of experience in palliative care from experts in the field:

  • Thursday 11 April 2024 – Master Class in Pain Management
    Information brochure HERE
    Registration form HERE

For more information on courses, please email or phone 09 437 3355.


The Knowledge Hub – Growing Together

Provided by Hospice New Zealand and offering online courses, a resource library, and palliative care online lectures and recordings. The aim is to provide health professionals and carers with education and resources to enable the provision of skilled and competent palliative care.



Fundamentals of Palliative Care

Designed for any healthcare worker, registered and non-registered staff caring for people with a palliative care need.  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 health care workers. This programme involves online learning, followed by a one day workshop to review and apply theory, with opportunities for practical application.  Workshops are held at North Haven Hospice’s premises in Tikipunga, Whangārei. Please contact our Specialist Palliative Care Nurse Educator at or 09 437 3355.



Syringe Driver Competency

Theoretical and practical, interactive experience to assist Registered Nurses and Enrolled Nurses to safely manage continuous subcutaneous infusions.

The Hospice New Zealand Syringe Driver competency programme involves two hours of online training (developed by Hospice Waikato), followed by a one and-a-half hour practical competency workshop at North Haven Hospice’s premises in Tikipunga, Whangārei. To arrange, please contact our Specialist Palliative Care Nurse Educator at or 09 437 3355.



Palliative Care Lecture Series 

Designed for health care professionals with an interest in palliative care, these lectures feature knowledge-sharing by palliative care experts from throughout New Zealand and the world.

The lectures are delivered via webcast on the first Thursday of every month from 7:30am to 8:30am.

You can register online and then tune in wherever you want. To be added to our education mailing list, please email



Palliative Care Education Sessions at your site

By arrangement, North Haven Hospice’s Specialist Palliative Care Nurse Educator is available to provide education sessions on-site at your organisation.  To arrange, please email or phone 09 437 3355.