Education and Resources

2017 December graduates of Hospice NZ Fundamentals programme


The Hawke's Bay Palliative Care Education Service is guided and supported in its work by the specialist care clinical leaders at Cranford Hospice and the Hawke's Bay District Health Board.

We offer several educational programmes and learning opportunities for those working in primary and secondary care settings.

Click here to view a testimonial about the Hospice NZ Palliative Care course offered at Cranford Hospice.

Please follow the below links to our programmes to find out more about our courses and which ones you can book online.


Click here for our updated 2019 External Education Programme.

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The Palliative Care Handbook

The Palliative Care Handbook (8th edition) is a resource that explains how to manage and cope with problems caring for people with palliative needs. Click here to read the Palliative Care Handbook.

During 2016, with the generous support of Pub Charity and Genesis Oncology Trust, we distributed approximately 7000 copies to GPs, residential aged care facilities and via the hospice network.

The aim of this resource is to make palliative care understandable for healthcare professionals, using clear logical layout and understandable explanantions of how to manage and cope with problems that can be very challenging.

It includes new sections on dementia, nutrition and deprescribing. The Handbook is useful in any place where palliative care happens - it gives confidence to those who use and it and therefore hopefully comfort to the people approaching the end of their lives.

Click here to download the Palliative Care Handbook.

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