12 months on since Garden House Hospice Care successfully secured funding from the East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s Better Care for Hertfordshire Care Home Residents Vanguard Programme for two, one-year education posts to provide End of Life Care education in nursing homes in East & North Hertfordshire.
End of Life Educators Caroline Smith, previously Practice Development Nurse and Jane Landon, previously Hospice at Home Sister at Garden House Hospice Care hosted an ABC Celebration Day to end the first successful year of the Programme.
Jane Landon, End of Life Care Educator says
“We wanted to bring together staff from some of the homes who have completed the Abc End of Life Care Programme this year as a ‘thank you’ for their on going commitment to providing good end of life care practices. The essence of the day was to provide more support and ideas as a follow up to the Abc EOLC Programme, but also to raise self esteem and to give thanks for the valuable role they do. The afternoon sessions were dedicated to ‘Caring for the Professional Carers’ (facilitated by a member of the hospice Family Support Team) and Hand Massage & Relaxation facilitated by 2 of the Complementary Therapists. Both sessions proved to be very popular and staff appreciated recognition of their complex and often challenging roles”.
The Abc Celebration Day finished with certificates handed out to care home staff for attending the Celebration Day and also a framed certificate to take back to their place of work as recognition to all staff for their commitment to the Abc Programme and to delivering good end of life care.
For more information or to book a 2 Day On-site End of Life Workshops for Care Home and Residential Care Staff email firstname.lastname@example.org