About Jersey Hospice Care’s Education Programme

As well as training our own staff, Jersey Hospice Care is also taking the lead in providing an education programme for all healthcare professionals island-wide.

At Jersey Hospice Care we strive to deliver the highest standard of palliative and end of life care for people with life limiting conditions. This specialist and complex area of care is ever evolving in response to a national and international evidence base, the increasing complexity associated with an ageing population and changing models of care delivery. In addition to this, we are extending our services to include children.

To support staff within this climate of complexity and change, we have developed our Education, Learning and Development Strategy. Our services are provided by a broad inter-disciplinary team, which includes a range of clinical, administrative and facilities staff, as well as over 400 volunteers who make multiple and valuable contributions to all aspects of our organisation. In recognition of this, we aim to provide a learning and development strategy for all to ensure that all who play a part within Jersey Hospice Care feel valued, confident and competent to fulfil their role, wherever they work or volunteer within the organisation.

However, we also know that we cannot care for everyone. High quality palliative and end of life care is everyone’s business. We provide a planned programme of education for our community partners in recognition that those people nearing the end of their life should have a consistent standard of care irrespective of care setting. This education focuses on all aspects of the patient and family journey and ranges from foundation courses exploring the principles of end of life care, skills based workshops in communication, advance care planning and having conversations around spirituality to workshops on the provision of emotional and bereavement support leading up to and after death.

This education programme supports the maintenance of the Gold Standards Framework across all care boundaries in order to empower patients and support health care workers in the delivery of care to those with life limiting conditions nearing the end of life.