Would you like to be a Poi Link Nurse?

The Poi Link Nurse Programme develops palliative care nursing champions within residential care and general practice. It aims to forge collaborative relationships to support greater communication and access to hospice services, education and advice.

If you are passionate about palliative care, we invite you to click the link below to apply for a one-day workshop. Here you will join other like-minded nurses and develop skills in working with a palliative care approach, identifying patients who would benefit from a palliative care approach, developing palliative care plans, and providing support to other staff in your organisation.

The training is provided free of charge and Harbour Hospice will contribute to the cost of backfilling your position while you attend the programme, via a $400 payment to your organisation. The training includes a further two days' immersion in your local Hospice.

As a Link Nurse you will:

  • Be supported to attend Palliative Care Link Nurse Learning Labs every three months at your local Hospice
  • Be supported within your workplace through education, coaching and training by our Hospice Poi Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) In-Reach Team, Specialist Palliative Care Community Team and Hospice Educators
  • Help develop and distribute resources in your place of work
  • Help make changes in your workplace that promote best practice palliative care
  • Gain a greater understanding of the local palliative care network and the national standards for palliative care.

Link Nurse Orientations:
18 August 2020, 9:00am-3:00pm at Hibiscus House Conference Room


Link Nurse Learning Labs:
27 August 2020, 9:00am-1:00pm at Hibiscus House Upstairs Training Room
24 November 2020, 9:00am-1:00pm at Hibiscus House Upstairs Training Room

If you have further questions, please feel free to reach out to the Poi Team at poiadmin@harbourhospice.org.nz and/or click on the links below.