Poi is an Auckland wide approach to primary palliative care which identifies the help people may need to support them as they approach the end of life. It starts with a family/whanua meeting to discuss needs and then produces a plan that encompasses all of those needs. Care is led usually by the GP or care staff with the support of hospice if needed.

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This project is designed to ensure that all people who need it can have access to expert palliative care. Working with the teams in primary care and in residential facilities has been really rewarding as they are all so keen to learn more in order that they can provide the best care possible to everyone who needs it

—Professor Rod MacLeod, Poi Leader