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St Benedict's Hospice & Centre for Specialist Palliative Care is now a GSF Regional Training Centre for the GSF Care Home Programme.


Aims of the Programme:

To improve the quality and experience of care for residents

To improve coordination and collaborative working with other health and social care staff

To improve residents outcomes enabling more to live well and die where they choose, thus reducing unnecessary hospital admissions

To find out more information about the programme and for details of the scheme, please visit the Gold Standards Framework website or download the introductory leaflet.  


If you are interested in applying for the Care Home Programme, see below for contact information.

Louise Watson, Education & Development Lead for Palliative Care on Telephone: 0191 512 8434

Alternatively you can email: