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 – 2018

Palliative & End of Life Care in Nursing Homes (Registered Nurses)

6th & 13th August 2018

This two day course will focus on specific care management in palliative and end of life care. Topics include:

  • End of life care (Care Decisions for the Last Days of Life)
  • McKinley T34 Syringe Driver awareness
  • Symptom management
  • Religious and cultural beliefs

The course costs £98 per person or £90 per person if two staff from the same nursing home attend. The course takes place at our Education & Training Centre, Ty Coch, Cwmbran, and includes lunch, beverages and a certificate of attendance approved by the University of South Wales.

You can download an application form for this course here:

Course Flyer August 2018

Course Application Form August 2018

This course is only open to applicants working within the four boroughs of Gwent and South/Mid Powys. Closing date for applications is 20th July 2018. (Late applications may be considered).

The Future Role of HCA in Palliative Care (Open to Care Staff in Residential and Nursing Homes)

25th September 2018

9.00am – -2.00pm

This half day course will be held at St David’s Hospice Care, Blackett Ave, Newport, NP20 6NH.

The topics covered will include:

  • The Principles of Palliative Care
  • Communication with Families
  • An Overview of the Care Decisions for the Last Days of Life (End of Life)
  • The Future Role of the HCA

Attendees will also have the unique opportunity to visit the brand new in-patient unit that has been awarded a Royal Society of Architects in Wales award.

As a special offer, this course costs only £15 and light refreshments are included.

You can download an application form for this course here:

Course Flyer – 25th September

Application Form 25th September 2018

For more information please contact the Education Department on 01633 851051, 01633 851066/851067 or email :