Mary Potter Hospice’s education programme aims to give other health professionals in the community the skills they need to provide the best palliative care.

Ani Waaka past board member, Patricia Grace presenter & writer, Sr Margaret Lancaster of Little Company of Mary & board member, and Ria Earp past Chief Executive

Our workshops are available for all health workers who provide palliative and end-of-life services. Education topics range from pain management to strategies for coping with grief and loss. The learning activities and methods we use provide an opportunity for experiential and collaborative learning.

We maintain strong links with the tertiary educational institutions in our region, including the University of Otago Wellington, Victoria University of Wellington, Massey University Wellington and Whitireia Polytechnic. Some of our staff are visiting lecturers at these institutions.

IMG_2822-cropped_resizedAs a specialist centre, we can provide targeted onsite training for a range of health professionals and allied health workers. We can work with you to design training for the specific needs of your organisation.


On reflecting on the course, I realised everyone who had shared their story had deep love and functioning relationship with the person they were caring for or had lost. Particularly with dementia this is not often what I am seeing in my work.  Participant:  Masterclass on Loss & Grief

Palliative Care Link Nurse programme – applications open Monday 15 January 2018

New innovative funding provides an opportunity for Registered Nurses with an interest in Palliative Care, working in Primary Care and Aged and Residential Care (ARC), to participate in the new Link Nurse programme with Mary Potter Hospice.

The Link Nurse programme is a five day placement in a hospice palliative care setting where nurses work alongside experienced practitioners and are immersed in the role of the palliative care clinician.

Applications close Friday 2 February.

For more information or to apply, please contact our education administrator Rahera at Rahera will be back her desk in the new year from Monday 8 January. We look forward to hearing from you.

View upcoming courses in our education programme.
For more information, please contact Rahera at

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