Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Peace Hospice Care end of life educators, Claire Nicell and Jo Loney, who are part of a larger end of life care educational team , have just been awarded a Health Education East of England Innovation and Improvement Award.

The award was in recognition of the way the ABC education team has "responded to a need (for end of life care education) and developed new systems, processes or technology to improve service delivery and impacted on the quality of care."

This has involved delivering end of life care education to staff in care homes, hospitals, GP surgeries, prisons and the community.

Vanessa Convey the Palliative and End of Life Care Workforce (Education & Training) Programme Manager, said this is a well-deserved award for what we have achieved and has given the team further recognition.

Peace Hospice Care Chief Executive, Sue Plummer said 'I am delighted that we have been recognised for the hard work carried out by the team in increasing awareness of end of life care issues and to improve our systems and internal processes.  One of our strategic objectives is to make sure that we continue to provide the highest standards of care and this achievement helps to demonstrate that we are making good progress.'

She added 'Thank you to all the care home staff, hospital and community staff who have embraced the education and are making a difference to end of life care for their residents, patients and families!'