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 recognise that we only have one chance to get it right for patients and families approaching the end of life.

We also know that we can not care for everyone. As such, it is imperative that all health care professionals in Jersey looking after these people are equipped with the right knowledge, skills and competence to confidently deliver the care.

With this in mind, we have taken the lead in the provision of palliative care education across Jersey, thereby enabling patients to have a consistent standard of care delivery irrespective of care setting. We have an education programme for healthcare and therapy assistants, registered nurses and allied health care professionals. Our programme includes foundation courses in palliative care, master classes led by consultants, as well as various bereavement workshops, safeguarding courses, spirituality and communication skills training. We also organise island wide conferences that give professionals across all care settings the opportunity to enhance their learning.

These, together with workshops for Care Homes, Home Care providers, GPs, the Hospital and Hospice, will all support the Gold Standards Framework. This three year training programme was launched in Jersey in April 2015 and will empower patients and support front-line healthcare providers to deliver a consistently high quality of care for all islanders with any life limiting illnesses nearing the end of life.