Hospice New Zealand

National Education and Standards Project

October 2014

The Ministry of Health (MOH) funded projects have been fully realised by Hospice New Zealand (HNZ) over the past four years.

The National Education project resulted in the HNZ Fundamentals of Palliative Care education programme, which is now being delivered throughout New Zealand by the 29 full member hospices and by those associate members with specialist education resources.
To find out more about the training delivered to date and the review and rewrite of the Fundamentals education programme please click here.

The National Standards project has resulted in the HNZ Standards for Palliative Care and quality review programme, which all full member hospices are now using to support their own continuous quality improvement programmes.
All full member hospices have committed to using the quality review programme, undertaking self review against the standards and then undertaking a peer review visit supported by a team of HNZ Peer Mentors drawn from the multidisciplinary specialist hospice teams.
To find out more about the HNZ Standards and the HNZ Peer Mentors please click here.

We believe the outcome of both projects is improved quality and equity of palliative care services available to people and their families, regardless of the care setting.
If you would like further information on these projects please contact the Hospice NZ Chief Executive, Mary Schumacher – mary@hospice.org.nz

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