Foyle Hospice's Education Department is dedicated to the delivery of an education and training programme, which supports and develops those providing care and support to patients and their families, within a palliative and end of life care setting.

Our education department delivers training programmes that share their specialist knowledge in Palliative Care, symptom management, patient and family support, communication skills, ethical skills as well as staff and volunteer support.

Educational resources for health professionals

The following are PowerPoint presentations on various aspects of palliative care

Diabetes and Advanced Illness


Motor Neurone Disease




The European Certificate In Essential Palitive Care

This eight week distance learning multi-professional programme is aimed at those working in clinical practice, who are new to specialist palliative care or who regularly look after people who have palliative care needs.

This programme is provided by Princess Alice Hospice in Esher, however Foyle Hospice is one of the sites where candidates can choose to sit the Assessment day.

Please see info flyer and application pack below or for more information call Andrena Arbuckle on 02871351010.

ECEPC Flyer 2018

ECEPC Application Form 2018

European Certificate in Holistic Dementia Care

Monday 24th September - Wednesday 28th November 2018

The European Certificate in Holistic Dementia Care is a 10 week distance learning course for doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. It aims to promote effective person centred care for patients with a dementia and support those who matter to them from diagnosis to bereavement. This course is run in associate with the Northern Ireland Hospice, although Foyle Hospice facilitates exams.

Registration is through NI Hospice. For more info or to register, please follow link below.


Thriving as a Carer conference

Thursday 19th April 2018

9:30am – 3:15pm

White Horse Hotel, 68 Clooney Road, Derry-Londonderry

This conference is primarily for individual carers who care for people who have life limiting illnesses.  It is focused on helping delegates to better understand the services and support available to those who are caring for someone with palliative care needs including those at the end of life.  Representatives from community and voluntary organisations as well as health and social care professionals are also welcome to attend, but early booking is advisable as places will be limited.  Carers will also be encouraged to participate, interact and engage in discussions about the important role they have and challenges they face, as well as how they might work closer with professionals to support and influence change in policy and practice.

For more information please see programme below or email andrena@foylehospice.com

Carer Conference Programme

Carer Conference Registration

For more information