The future of hospice care, and its place in the bigger health and social care landscape was the hot topic debated at a recent St Ann’s event.
Experts in specialist palliative and end of life care from across both the hospice and the wider health and social care sector across Greater Manchester, gathered together to celebrate a group of St Ann’s nurses graduating from an innovative new development programme for nurse leaders.
The thirteen nurses from St Ann’s Hospice were the first ever graduates of Clinical Leadership in Action (CLiA) – a twelve month programme aimed at providing effective and sustainable nursing leadership to ensure the delivery of high quality care to hospice patients. The programme, which emerged from a successful grant application from the Burdett Nursing Trust, was developed to help ensure senior nurses are equipped and ready for the opportunities and challenges ahead, especially within the ever-changing health and social care landscape across Greater Manchester.
The event, which was hosted by the BBC’s North West Tonight host Roger Johnson, also included a special panel discussion about the future of hospice care, and how it sits alongside plans held by the devolved Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.
You can read more about the discussion here.