Carers Education

Home Patient Services Carers Education

The Kowhai Programme was created in 2010 to provide education for those families members who are caring for loved ones who are on the Otago Community Hospice Programme. As well as advice, the programme also provides an opportunity for people to connect with others who are going through similar experiences. 

The Kowhai Programme traditionally has been delivered via face-to-face sessions in Dunedin, Wanaka, Alexandra, Cromwell, Oamaru and South Otago.

We continue to offer the Kowhai programme throughout the year But Covid19 has had an impact on our delivery of the Kowhai Programme as a face-to-face programme. We are striving to maintain access yet keep our vulnerable population safe so some series of Kowhai are being offered as an online series.

We also recognise that the need for the Kowhai Programme is ongoing and may not be accessible to all due to time or distance. We have created this website to ensure those who can't attend our sessions, or those who need reminders, can access all the resources on offer at all times.

We also have developed a podcast for carers in the community (see the link below)

Kowhai Programme Queries:

Dunedin, North Otago and South Otago contact Coordinator Denise van Aalst ph: (03) 473 6005 or 0800 473 6005 or email: denise.vanaalst@otagohospice.co.nz

Central Otago queries contact Central Otago Kowhai Facilitator Christine Pacey ph: (03) 445 0056 or email christine.pacey@otagohospice.co.nz

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