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Press release: End of Life Care for All – Conference October 2015


This year’s End of Life Care for All – Challenges and Choices Conference, organised by a network of Cumbria Hospice groups, is to take place at the Stoneybeck Inn, Penrith on Friday 9th October 2015. With one of the sessions this year focusing on the end of life care for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and supported by stories from families and carers.

The conference programme includes experts who will cover different aspects of palliative care. The presentations will cover Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in Palliative Care, Engaging Compassionate Communities in End of Life Care, the role of Non-Invasive Ventilation in Palliative Care and Real Life Dilemma in End of Life Care for patients with MND, and their families.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Rob Walker, Chair of Trustees, Hospice at Home West Cumbria
  • Professor Shirley Reveley, Non-Executive Director at Cumbria Health On-Call
  • Dr Caroline Barry, Registrar in Palliative Medicine at Arthur Rank Hospice, Cambridge
  • Allan Kellehear, Professor of End of Life Care, Faculty of Health studies, University of Bradford
  • Dr Jon Martin, Consultant in Palliative Medicine at central and North West London Hospital Trust
  • Dr Nick Sayer, Consultant in Palliative Medicine Morecambe Bay Hospitals and Clinical Lead for Palliative Care, Cumbria

On behalf of all hospices in Cumbria Val Stangoe, CEO at St Mary’s Hospice said: “This annual conference provides a great opportunity for palliative care professionals to share ideas, updates and best practice. The conference supports Cumbrian hospices’ commitment to providing the best possible care for patients living with long term conditions, their carers and families.”

The conference is already fully booked, but updates following the conference will be available at

For any other enquiries about the conference please contact: Sarah Simpson or Joanne Hadley-Payne on 01229 580305 Email:


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