Information for healthcare practitioners
Wigan and Leigh Hospice offers a varied portfolio of specialist education specifically tailored for healthcare professionals on many aspects of palliative and end of life care.
Join colleagues from a wide range of health and social care settings at our one day conference. The day will focus on the management of some of the more complex behaviours in this group of patients, such as, delirium, dementia and brain tumours. CPD approval will be sought.
Wigan & Leigh Hospice provides training programmes aimed at educating and informing healthcare professionals about aspects of palliative care.
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We provide a wide range of care services - not only within the hospice building, but also out in the community.
Referral guidelines for Wigan borough specialist palliative care services.
Wigan and Leigh Hospice Education Team
The team works with professionals and students across a wide range of sectors including district nurses, GPs, care homes, social workers and allied health professionals.
Alongside the existing education programme the team can also
provide bespoke training tailored to your specific needs.
Recently we received accreditation from Edge Hill University for a degree module which was developed at the Hospice. From September 2014 we will deliver 'Managing End of Life Care' which can form part of a degree course and carries 20 credits.
The module will cover all aspects of managing palliative and end of life care such as the assessment of patient needs, communication, spirituality, Advance Care Planning and identification and management of symptoms. It will provide students with a sound understanding of palliative care needs and give them more confidence to deal with end of life care needs in whatever setting whether in a care home, at the patient's home or on a ward.
For more information see our training course programme, contact the Education team on 01942 525566 or email firstname.lastname@example.org