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What We Do


St Benedict’s Hospice & Centre for Specialist Palliative Care deliver a range of palliative care and end of life care training courses aimed at doctors, nurses and many other professionals who have an interest in palliative care.

Improving the quality of end of life care is a priority for the NHS and remains high on the national agenda. The demand for services is changing with people living longer and more likely to die from chronic disease. Getting it right for people who are in the later stages of life is essential as there is no ‘second chance’. Staff are required to be competent and confident in the delivery of high quality care to ensure people receive the right care in the right place by the right people.

Most people approaching the end of life will be cared for by generalist staff, in the community these are GP’s, district / community nurses and care home / independent sector health and social care staff.  These groups of staff have varied access to high quality end of life care training and development. To ensure they receive the necessary ongoing training and development St Benedict’s Hospice and Specialist Palliative Care Team provide education and training.

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Education Department on 0191 512 8437 or