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St Mary’s Hospice is committed to the professional education of our own staff, volunteers and healthcare professionals working in palliative care across other organisations. We are proud of our growing reputation and expertise for our excellent level of care and sharing best practice to ultimately benefit patients, their carers and families.

Jenny Stalker, Day Hospice and Education Manager: “We believe that professional education is at the foundation of everything we do. St Mary’s is committed to developing skills and knowledge to continually work towards providing excellent care for people living with life shortening illness or long term conditions.”

Dr Paul Davies, GP in Ambleside: “St Mary’s palliative care advice is really helpful in and out of hours. It really is invaluable to us.”

As part of activity to continue to develop this expertise, our educational programmes, networking and learning events include:





Advanced Care Planning and Communications Skills Training Day

This is a free one day course Thursday 26th October 2017 held at St Mary's Hospice, Ulverston. Please click the image below to view a poster of the event and booking details.




Advanced Care Planning and Communication Skills Facilitator Training Course

This is a free two day course Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd November 2017 held at St Mary's Hospice, Ulverston . Please click the image below to view a poster of the event and booking details:

FREE Education Forum Lunch and Learn

Dates for your diaries: 6th September and 4th October. Running 12.30 to 1.30pm.

Please click the image below to download the poster and find out more:

Palliative Care Emergencies

On Wednesday 27th September from 1 to 3.30pm Dr Jennifer Waddell, St Mary's Senior Speciality Doctor will present this 2.5 hour session. For more information please click below to download the poster for booking information @ £25 per person.

Syringe Pump Training

A 2.5 hour session for clinical staff to develop and refresh their knowledge and confidence in the use of syringe pumps. Get in touch to book now! Course available on 23rd November 2017 1pm - 4pm @ £25 per person

Verification of Expected Death Training

A 2.5 hour course aimed at registered nurses who are required within their role to verify the expected death of adult patients.

This is available on 7th September 9-12.30pm @ £25 per person.

Please note the October date has now been cancelled.

 Management of Controlled Drugs


A 2.5 hour course aimed to update practitioners on current practice guidelines, including legal & professional requirements.

This is available on Wednesday 20th September 2017, 1.00pm - 3.30pm @ £25 per person.

Care of the Dying Person in the Last days and hours of life


For Registered Nurses and Health care support working in Acute,Hospice,Care Homes and Community Teams.

Each education day are stand-alone sessions so you need only attend one of the days. The course runs from 9.30-16.30pm on these selected dates.

Thursday 21st September 2017 - Health Care Support Staff

12th October 2017 -  Registered Nurses & Assistant Practitioners

16th November 2017 - Health care support staff


Care of the Dying Patient Assessment

To facilitate the introduction across South Cumbria of the new Care of the Dying Patient Assessment document we are providing 1hr training sessions which can be delivered at your place of work.

Understanding how to complete the new Care of the Dying Patient Assessment and Guidance for Care document .

Click here for more information

These sessions are for GPs, CHOC, Community Nurses, HCAs, Nursing and Residential Care home staff

To arrange Dates and times or to discuss further please contact Trisha Atkinson - End of Life Care Facilitator, St Marys Hospice

Email address:

Tel : 01229 580305



Click below to download our course Prospectus for 2017


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