Education, Classes and Workshops

Breakfast Lecture Series

First Thursday of every month from February to December 2021

from 7:30 to 8:30am ** free of charge **


This Palliative Care Lecture Series will be delivered via teleconference with a PowerPoint presentation that the speaker takes participants through. Community Room, Hospice Eastern Bay of Plenty.

**A light breakfast will be offered**

For more information or to register, please contact

Karen Scheffer, Clinical Administrator


Tel. 07 307 2244 


Hospice Eastern Bay of Plenty is a Community Hospice, committed to supporting learning and providing education and training opportunities to volunteers, health care professionals and health care assistants and anyone caring for someone with a life limiting illness. We offer a comprehensive programme of courses and workshops. It is a quarterly programme and will be listed on this page and sent out to all Health Care Agencies. We can also provide onsite training specific to the needs of your organisation.  

For more information on this or any of the below options please contact Brigit Billings, Clinical Nurse Specialist Hospice Eastern Bay of Plenty.

Email:  Ph: 07 307 2244     

Hospice New Zealand Syringe Driver Full Competency Training 2021

Hospice New Zealand currently recommends annual updates for nurses occasionally using syringe drivers and alternate years for nurses using syringe drivers routinely. Participants should complete a written test paper 2 yearly, so nurses who attend yearly do not need to complete a written test every year.

Welcome to our Syringe Driver Competency Training Program - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Syringe Driver Full Competency Workshop

Programme Aim: ‘To assist Registered Nurses to obtain the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills they require to manage syringe drivers in their place of practice and for Enrolled Nurses to be competent in checking’.

Structure: The Syringe Driver Competency programme consists of three parts;

1. Pre-reading workbook containing rationales, guidelines, drug information and practice calculations
2. A two hour workshop consisting of one hour of tutorial based learning and one hour of practical hands on learning with the syringe driver and practical assessment.
3. Attainment of competence. This consists of completing a written test paper. One hour is allocated at the end of the workshop however participants do have the option of returning this by no later than one week post the workshop.

Cost: $50.00 (GST inclusive) per participant

Session Details:

Dates: 1st Tuesday of every month*

            *numbers permitting

Time: 1300 - 1600

Location: Hospice EBOP, 37 Goulstone Road, Whakatane

Spaces limited to 10 participants 

Only Full Competency syringe driver training will be offered this year

To make a booking please contact Clinical Admin 07 307 2244 or

Hospice EBOP | 39 Goulstone Road | Whakatane | New Zealand | 07 307 2244 |