Representing all nurses & allied health professionals who provide palliative care

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Palliative Care Nurses New Zealand (PCNNZ) is the only organisation in the country which represents nurses and allied health from ALL care settings who either work in or have an interest within the speciality of palliative care. We welcome allied health professionals and students to join us also.

Read the constitution of Palliative Care Nurses New Zealand Society Incorporated.


Download the Palliative Care Nurses New Zealand Incorporated Society strategic plan.


Discover the latest palliative care nursing jobs from around New Zealand.


Established in 2022, the Palliative Care Collaborative Aotearoa (PCCA) has been formed to give a collective voice on the need for better, more equitable palliative care across all of New Zealand.

Sign the petition to make high quality palliative care available to everyone


Kia ora Koutou – Te Kahu Pairuri o Aotearoa / Hospice New Zealand is a member of the Carers Alliance of 56 national not for profits.

Since 2004 the Alliance has worked to improve recognition and support for our country’s one million plus family, whānau and āiga carers – those who assist family members who are frail, unwell, or have a serious health condition or disability. We can all expect to give or receive family care during our lives.

This petition calls for a Minister or Commissioner for family carers, and true action to support their physical, mental, and financial wellbeing. Petition closes 31 May 2024.

Together we have tried everything to get government and its agencies to listen and do more. The petition is a first step in our upcoming election campaign to seek better progress for New Zealand’s family carers. You’ll learn more about the We Care NZ campaign in the weeks ahead. For now, take the first step to move things forward for carers – click to sign the petition.

Ngā mihi nui   on behalf of,

Wayne Naylor, Chief Executive – Te Kahu Pairuri o Aotearoa – Hospice New Zealand

Share your experience of New Zealands’s palliative care services for adults – Help inform publicly funded palliative care services for adults in Aotearoa. 

Take this short confidential & anonymous survey if you have used palliative care services or work in health care.

Survey closes Friday 31st May 2024. Click the link below.

POSTER WEB Survey Experience of palliative care May 2024 


Suicide & Assisted Dying: The difference is more than just wording – Online workshop series – Thursday 2, 9, 16 May 9.30-12.30  – More info here  

ANZSPM – Tensions in Palliative Care MDT Hui 2024 – 3-5 May 2024 – RiverRidge Retreat – Purakaunui, Otago – more info here 

Lets talk about grief – Conference  –  Friday 17 May 2024 – Auckland – Lets Talk about Grief Flyer

Hospice West Auckland Palliative Care Webinar – Palliative Care in Renal Failure – Wednesday 22nd May – 7.30-8.30am – HWA Renal Failure Flyer

Dementia NZ – Dementia Talks – Caring for the Carer – Friday 31st May – 10am- 12 midday – on line & in person – more info here 

Palliative Care Nurses Australia Biennial Conference – 31 July – 2nd August 2024 – Melbourne – more info here 

ANZSPM Biennial Conference 5-8 September 2024 – Adelaide – more info here

Hospice New Zealand Palliative Care Conference – 4-5th November 2024 – Wellington – more info here 

Monthly Webinar – First Thursday of the month – 07.30- 08.30am – more info & registration here 

Bi-monthly evening webinar – first Wednesday of the month 19.00hr – Aotearoa Webinars 2024 PDF

April, June, August, October, December 2024

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PCNNZ provides its members with the tools needed to stay current with leading practices, understand policy changes, and improve quality of care. Join a community of like-minded healthcare professionals across New Zealand.

Benefits of Membership.

Your PCNNZ membership means you are always up to date with what is happening in New Zealand palliative care.

You will gain access to our members-only area of the website, the opportunity to join sub-committees, network with other palliative care nurses and more.

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PCNNZ hosts a bi-annual conference to help you develop your palliative care knowledge. Our next conference is in Wellington in March 2024, see link of this page for more info and registration. 

Our most recent conference was in Queenstown in October 2022, it was a great opportunity to learn, reflect & meet. Presentations from a range of skilled and knowledgeable palliative care clinicians provide valuable learning and networking opportunities.

PCNNZ Conference 2024

Date: 18 – 19 March 2024
Venue: James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor Wellington

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