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Advancing Skills in End of Life Care Medications
Course content: A half day course consolidating skills in End of Life Care Medications for nurses who have attended the 2 day course “Advancing Skills in Palliative Care”
Venue, Date & Time: Forest Holme Hospice, Wednesday 6th February 2019, 9.15am – 1.00pm (registration 9.00am)
Cost: £25.00 non-refundable
Advancing Skills in Palliative Care Nursing in the Community
Course content: A 2 day course for registered nurses working in the community, who wish to develop or refresh their skills in palliative care and improve their confidence in end of life care.
Venue, Date & Time: Forest Holme Hospice, Wednesday 30th – Thursday 31st January 2019, 9.15am -4.15pm (registration 9.00am)
Key Topics: Symptom Control, Syringe Driver Drugs, DNACPR, Communication Skills, Advance Care Planning & Psychological Support
Cost: £120 non-refundable (includes lunch and refreshments).
A: Palliative care aims to improve quality of life. It helps people with advanced illness to make the most of their remaining days, weeks, months or years.
A: Anyone with a life-threatening illness may benefit from palliative care. This includes people with cancer, heart failure, chronic lung diseases including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and other progressive neurological conditions.
A: It can assist you in the following: improving your quality of life; encouraging and enabling you to maintain your independence; helping you to make choices about your care; managing symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, nausea and vomiting etc.
A: Our normal catchment area is Poole, Wimborne and the Purbecks. Elsewhere in Dorset, similar services are provided through the Macmillan Unit in Christchurch for those living in Bournemouth, Ferndown and surrounding areas and by Weldmar Hospicecare Trust for residents of North and West Dorset.
A: Your GP or Consultant, Community Nurse or Ward Staff and you can also self-refer.
A: Forest Holme has 12 inpatient beds of which 5 are individual en-suite rooms.
A: No, there are seven Community Clinical Nurse Specialists who receive no current funding from Macmillan and are employed by Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
A: Forest Holme Hospice is part of Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. However, Forest Holme Hospice Charity is an independent charity which raises money to help fund the care and support provided by the Hospice to patients and their families.
A: The services provided by the Hospice cost £2.1 million each year to run and the Charity contributes 25% towards these costs on an annual basis. Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group make up the rest of the funding.
A: The service is free of charge to people eligible for NHS treatment.