OPTIONAL: PRE-CONFERENCE STUDY TOUR & SITE VISITS
This year, we are offering this opportunity as an optional addition to your one-day conference ticket. Places are limited; register now!
2 DAY STUDY TOUR: ROTORUA; (max 15 people)
Extend your conference experience by including this two day study tour option on your booking. This tour will provide the opportunity to experience a guided behind the scenes tour of these two innovative, inspiring and leading health facilities.
On Wednesday 13 March the group will depart from Auckland at 9.30am to Rotorua on a private coach. Following lunch in Rotorua, first stop on the tour is QE Health, Dr Thomas Armingeat from QE Health will lead the tour. QE Health is a place to recover, relax, and recharge. They are New Zealand’s only clinically integrated health and wellness centre, providing a complementary range of personalised clinical health services. Known as ‘He Whare Atawhai’ – A Place of Kindness’ QE Health has supported thousands on their journey to health and wellness since opening in 1942.
QE Health’s focus is not just physical health – but wellbeing inside and out, this philosophy aligns with the Maori health model ‘Te whare tapa wha’ which has four pillars: Taha tinana (physical health), Taha wairua (spiritual health), Taha whanau (family health), Taha hinengaro (mental health). With that focus in mind they provide a multi-disciplinary team approach – which enables their clients a variety of pathways to accommodate their needs. It’s this unique combination of clinical practice with natural therapies which allows them to provide the best possible treatment.
Following the visit to QE Health you will have the opportunity to visit Wai Ariki Hot Springs and Spa, which is located next door, where you can book in for a Restorative Journey experience (optional - please add this to your conference booking), then check-in to the hotel. Thursday evening group dinner will be at 'Eat Streat' walking distance from the hotel.
On Thursday 14 March you will visit The Care Village where you will meet The Care Village CEO Therese Jeffs and her team as they give you a guided tour of the facility. The CARE Village is the first in the world, outside of Holland’s De Hogeweyk, to design a new way of delivering aged-care that challenges the existing rest home, hospital and secure care model.
A stop for lunch before heading back to Auckland on Thursday afternoon and the conclusion of the tour.
- Site visits - The Care Village and QE Health
- Wednesday night accommodation in Rotorua
- Lunch Wednesday and Thursday (Not included : breakfast or dinner)
- Coach to and from Auckland and transfers to the site visit facilities