European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care oyle Hospice's Education Department is dedicated to the delivery of an education and training programme, which supports and develops all those caring for patients and their families, clinically and non-clinically, 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 and staff and volunteer support.

Educational Resources for Health Professionals

The following are PowerPoint presentations on various aspects of palliative care

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European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care

LAUNCH OF AUTUMN 2018 COURSE – INTRODUCTORY SESSION commences on 10th September 2018. The fee for the course is £450.

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

Please note that hospice staff and care home staff are eligible to apply for a bursary for this course through the Wolfson Bursaries, which can be accessed through the Hospice UK website. Any queries regarding this please contact Andrena Arbuckle, Medical Secretary Tel: 028 71 351010 or email

Information Flyer      Application Form

FOYLE HOSPICE CONFERENCE in collaboration with the WHSCT
'Co-Production in Palliative Care'

Michelle O’Neill, MLA, Minister of Health, recently delivered her report. ‘Health and Wellbeing 2016: Delivering Together’ (2016) in conjunction with a report by the internationally recognised expert, Professor Rafael Bengoa, ‘Systems, Not Structures; Changing Health & Social Care’ (2016). Both reports highlight the need for change in our Health and Social Care system in N. Ireland as present cost implications will not be sustainable - £4.6 billion per annum (46% of total N.I Executive Budget) – predicted to double to more than £9 million by 2026/27.

Foyle Hospice, in collaboration with the WHSCT realise that palliative and end of life care is also changing and expanding. We need to explore new and more collaborative models of care designed to meet the needs and challenges faced by communities with growing numbers of patients, carers and families requiring palliative and supportive care.

The half day conference held on 25th January 2017, explored three models of care, developed with the Integrated Care Partnership, being delivered to patients, carers and health professionals in the Western area. The speakers explored how we might best develop and expand these models to meet the combined challenges of geography, demographics and resources in the Western area.

Thank you to everyone who came along to support this conference. Please see below Powerpoint presentations from speakers.