The learning opportunities for staff at the hospice include:

  • Pain and symptom control in palliative and end of life care.
  • Medicine management and use of syringe drivers
  • Communication with dying patients and their relatives
  • Care of bereaved families
  • Insight into counselling and use of counselling skills
  • Multidisciplinary team working including meetings, visits with the Community Nurse Specialists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Complementary Therapy Team
  • Holistic care person centred care encompassing physical, psychological, emotional, social and spiritual care
  • Essential nursing care, including various clinical procedures
  • Assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patients’ care
  • Discharge planning
  • Teaching and education including one-to-one mentorship and teaching sessions


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