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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:


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

The HEARTS Process


This two day course will develop your skills to help those you care for, and includes Hands-on contact, Empathy, Aromas, Relaxation, Textures and Sound.



12th and 19th February 2018, 9am - 5pm



£100 per person - early bird special discounted price of £80



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


Click below to download our course Prospectus for 2017


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