New Zealand Palliative Care Outcomes Symposium
Shed 6, Wellington
This symposium was to be held in Wellington, in November 2016. Unfortunately, it was the day of the Kaikors earthquakes and the Wellington CBD was completely closed down. Logistically we swung into action, getting the message out to delegates, who were travelling from all around New Zealand to attend, as well, as liaising with the venue, speakers and hosts Hospice New Zealand.
The symposium was rescheduled for February 2017, and was the first New Zealand symposium on palliative care outcome measures. The purpose of the symposium is to stimulate discussion and collaboration across the New Zealand palliative care sector, while benefiting from international expertise and experience.
It was an interactive day with delegates from across aged residential care, hospital, hospice and research settings attending.
One presentation from the UK, it wasn’t cost effective to bring them out for the day, and their presentation was pre-recorded and then they were Skyped in for a question and answer session with the audience.
The day was hugely successful, with papers drawn up from feedback provided on the day.