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 and forges collaborative relationships to support greater communication and access to hospice services, education and advice.

If you are passionate about palliative care, please submit an application by clicking on the link below and join other like-minded nurses for a one-day workshop where you will 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 organization.

The training is provided free of charge and a payment of $400 will be paid to your organisation from your local hospice to contribute towards the costs of backfilling your position while you are at the programme. The training includes a further 2 days immersion in your local hospice.

As a Link Nurse you would:

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


Link Nurse Orientations:
31st March 2020, 9-3PM at Hibiscus Coast Hospice Conference Room
18 August 2020, 9-3PM at Hibiscus Coast Hospice Conference Room


Link Nurse Learning Labs:
26 February 2020, 9-1PM at North Shore Hospice Kowhai Room (Board Room)
27 August 2020, 9-1PM at Hibiscus Hospice Upstairs Training Room
24 November 2020, 9-1PM at Hibiscus Hospice 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.