St Giles Hospice - Our Five Year Strategy - 2017-2022 St Giles Five Year Strategy 2017 - Page 9

Our education and research Always learning Education and Training have always been a key part of St Giles, with our deep commitment to providing excellent support whilst continuing to learn and build our expertise. “A hospice isn’t a bad place or a sad place. It’s a place full of life and new hope where families and patients are supported through their journey.” A Summer School Student We train our own teams as well as those who want to learn from us.
We provide training on a wide range of topics, developing skills and confidence in supporting people who are living with a potentially terminal illness or who are dying or who are grieving. Our training is open to anyone and includes study days, vocational training courses and higher education qualifications. Our Summer Schools and Enrichment Days encourage young people at school to change their views of hospice care, to build their confidence and consider palliative and hospice care as future career options. Over the next five years we aim to: Work with other health and care groups to increase their knowledge and confidence in caring for people who are dying or living with an illness that may not be curable Extend our range of education opportunities, including an increased focus in specialist symptom management and in helping healthcare professionals feel confident to discuss end of life care issues with patients and their families Continue to develop our research activity where we believe it can benefit local people Expand the engagement work we do with schools, colleges and universities to encourage and inspire a future generation to consider the needs of people with potentially terminal illnesses 695 people stayed in our inpatient units in 2016 Page 09