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Poi – An Auckland Hospices Initiative

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Poi (Palliative Outcomes Initiative) is a Te Whatu Ora funded programme that supports GPs, Practice Nurses and Clinical Managers to provide the best possible care for people approaching the last year to months of their life.

 

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For more information about POI, please visit their website.

A Tui bird (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) feeding on Kowhai nectar in Taupo, New Zealand.

Poi offers training to a limited number of GPs who want to further develop their knowledge of palliative care. The outcome for these Doctors is that on successful completion of the training, they become General Practitioners with a Special Interest (GPSI) in Palliative Care. The training is free for those accepted on the course and they are paid. A similar programme operates for counselors and social workers. There is an expectation that those who complete the training will then work more effectively in their various practices.

More details about the Poi programme can be found here

A Tui bird (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) feeding on Kowhai nectar in Taupo, New Zealand.

Referrals

For referrals to Franklin Hospice, our Referral Form can be downloaded as a PDF here (pdf 234kb) or downloaded as a WORD document here (MS Word 274kb).