Est 1979

Education

Our Education Service provision has increased over the last 10 years and plays a vital role within our overall Hospice philosophy.

Through our education activities we strive to improve the quality of living and dying for all who are facing a life-limiting illness St David’s Hospice Care is a major provider of palliative care education and training within  four boroughs of Gwent and more recently South and Mid Powys.

A life-limiting illness affects the body, mind, spirit, social wellbeing, family and care team. We strive to improve the skills, knowledge and attitudes of staff in all of these areas. We offer palliative care education and training to those groups of staff and professionals who require to practice the palliative care approach for all patients who need it.

Who do we teach?

We offer a wealth of experience in teaching palliative care. This includes working with Care Homes, Community nurses, nursing students, G.P.’s our own Clinical Nurse Specialists and Hospice at Home nurses.

What do we teach?

The Education Department provides study days or courses covering a wide range of topics including Oncology, Palliative and End of Life care.

Where do we teach?

Our education centre is located next to our main depot at the following address:

Unit 1, Block 1, Withey Court, Ty Coch Way, Cwmbran, NP44 7EZ

Map - New Training Building - St Davids Hospice Care

Comments from previous students

“I will be able to care for people who are at the end of their lives and taking care of their families.”
“Pain assessment/management will be easily identified so that an early referral can be made.”

Courses – 2016

Registered Staff – Palliative & End of Life Care in Nursing Homes

11 and 17 November 2016

This course will run over 2 full days (9.15am – 4.30pm) and will focus on specific care management in palliative and end of life care for registered Nursing Home staff. Topics will include:

  • End of Life Care
  • McKinley T34 Syringe Driver Awareness
  • Symptom Management
  • Religious and cultural beliefs

The cost of this course is £98.00 per person with a special offer of 2 staff from the same nursing home for £90.00 per person. This includes lunch and beverages plus a certificate of attendance.

Flyer

Application Form

N.B. This course is only open to applicants working within the 4 boroughs of Gwent and South and Mid Powys. Late applications may be considered. Please contact the Education Department.


Auxiliary Staff – Palliative & End of Life Care in Nursing Homes

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This course will run over one full day (9.15am – 4.30pm) and will focus on specific care management in palliative and end of life care for auxiliary Nursing Home staff. Topics will include:

  • Principles of palliative/end of life care
  • Overview of basic symptom control
  • Communication at the bedside

The cost of this course is £50.00 per person with a special offer of 2 staff from the same nursing home for £45.00 per person. This includes lunch and beverages plus a certificate of attendance.

Closing date for applications is on the 1st of March 2016.

Auxiliary Staff Course Brochure (PDF)
Auxiliary Application Form (PDF)

N.B. This course is only open to applicants working within the 4 boroughs of Gwent and South and Mid Powys. Late applications may be considered. Please contact the Education Department.


For more information please contact the Education Department on 01633 851066/67 or email sian.stratton@stdavidshospicecare.org.