FEEDBACK – Visit of Baroness the Professor Ilora Finlay

I wish to thank the Catholic Foundation for its generous financial support of Baroness Ilora Finlay’s visit to Wellington last month. The Baroness is recognised as a world leader in her field and your contribution enabled us to proceed with confidence in organising the one-day conference on palliative care for health professionals. This conference allowed us to further develop our close working relationship with Hospice New Zealand and also created an opportunity to work in partnership with the Victoria University Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, a first for The Nathaniel Centre. Health Professionals will immediately recognise that the presenters were of the highest calibre and well known and respected in New Zealand.

While the benefits of the Baroness’s visit for the Catholic community (local and national) are readily identifiable, real satisfaction can be taken from the fact that her presentations in New Zealand had a significant impact on health professionals, politicians and the general public.


The Baroness with Palliative Physician, Researcher and Academic, Professor Rod MacLeod at the conference.