Poi – Community of care

Harbour Hospice is part of the group of Hospices of Auckland who have been successful in securing additional funding from the Ministry of Health identified as “Innovations Funding”. The Ministry is keen to ensure that all New Zealanders who need it have access to timely palliative care. So the programme of funding is aimed at the establishment and implementation of initiatives to build capability and resources available within primary health and residential care settings. In Auckland this initiative is called Poi (Palliative Outcomes Initiative) – Community of Care - and is a new way of working. Our multi-disciplinary team from Hospice works with General Practitioners and their teams and residential care facilities’ staff to help ensure patients and their families/ whānau have access to and receive the best palliative care possible.

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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