Free training for care homes this winter

We've created a special training session to support community-based health and social care providers, including care and nursing home staff, to help them understand and manage common symptoms people may experience at the end of life.

By News Team on December 28, 2021

The free online training will explain the principles of symptom management, explore common symptoms people can experience and recognise practical steps that staff can take to help manage these symptoms.

Rachel McMillan, Chief Executive of St Ann’s Hospice, said: “The pandemic has put the invaluable role of care and nursing homes in the spotlight, and we know it can be difficult for staff to sometimes recognise the signs of when someone may be approaching end of life, or why that might be an important thing to do.”

As experts in palliative and end of life care, we recognise that the part care and nursing home staff play in the support of residents as they approach the end of life is incredibly important. This training will hopefully give them tools and knowledge to help ensure that the people they are caring for receive the very best possible support, and that those around them can also be prepared. Rachel McMillan, Chief Executive at St Ann's

“At the hospice, we’re committed to improving palliative and end of life care across Greater Manchester and beyond. We know the difference holistic, collaborative care has on people’s experiences, and we also advocate conversations to ensure that an individual’s wishes can be listened to and hopefully delivered.”

The training is available in a number of slots in January and February 2022, with the hospice also offering additional free sessions online or in person for teams who aren’t able to make the scheduled dates.

Rachel added: “There’s always such a huge importance placed on how people are born, but people’s experience at the end of their life is just as important.

“When thinking about end of life care, I always think about how I’d want one of my own loved ones to be treated, and that really motivates me to ensure we can carry on providing world-class care, whilst also sharing that specialist knowledge with others in the health and social care community.”

To find out more, or to book a place on the free training session, visit or call 0161 498 3645.

Community palliative and end of life care training

Free online training for community-based health and social care providers, including care and nursing home staff.

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