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Cancellation of Monthly Palliative Care Grand Round – message from Waikato Hospital Palliative Care Service

9 May 2019

Hi to our hospital and community colleagues, 

The Waikato Hospital Palliative Care Team has been reviewing our provision of education and decided that for the remainder of  2019 we will not provide the monthly Palliative Care Grand Round presentations, which have  also been video conferenced to many sites. We have provided this for several years but recently our ability to resource this service has been challenged. We welcome your feedback on this change and we will review again in a few months. We are pleased that other avenues of palliative care education are available to services who wish to access them.  These include:-


Hospice NZ Palliative Care Lecture Series

First Thursday of every month February to December 2019, 07:30 - 08:30 am, held at Hospice Waikato and Waikato Hospital.

Recording available on Hospice New Zealand website -

Please contact Andrea Jones ( at Hospice Waikato for further information or Noelle Farrell (  at Waikato Hospital.

Hospice Waikato Palliative Care ECHO Network- for community and primary health

Monthly videoconference held third Thursday of every month 07:30 – 08:30, brief teaching session followed by complex case discussion. For further information and to see Project ECHO in action, please click on this link Contact Andrea Jones ( at Hospice Waikato for more information and to join the Palliative Care ECHO Network.

 Specific palliative care education for nursing, allied health and medical staff can be requested at Waikato hospital through the department.  

 Contact or   or


Other resources and education available from Hospice Waikato 

Te Arai Research Group. Auckland University Palliative care and end of life research.

Resources available 

Please contact our team with any queries or feedback.
Regards,  Claire Notman, (on behalf of Waikato Hospital palliative care team).

Provision of individualised palliative care utilising expert knowledge and compassion.

Mahitahi ai ki te Whanau whanui, Me Te Aroha, kia Ngawari nga Tai Mahi .  

Claire Notman| Clinical Nurse Specialist Waikato Hospital Palliative Care Service| Health Waikato|Private Bag 3200| Hamilton3240| Ph 07 839 8691|M 0274035421| Fax 07 839 8895| email