Springhill Hospice Education Team nominated for national award
Date published: 28 November 2019
Springhill Hospice Education Team
The education team at Springhill Hospice has overcome stiff competition to make the final of the Skills for Care Accolades awards which rewards social care organisations who invest in workforces so they can offer high quality services.
The Springhill team offer free of charge palliative and end of life care education for all health and social care staff in Heywood Middleton and Rochdale.
The team have been nominated in the Most Innovative Endorsed Learning Provider category which was open to over 18,500 adult social care employers in England.
The team began delivering the programme back in 2016 when 31 local health care professionals took part in the programme. Each year more and more professionals have taken part, and in October 2019, 88 people took part and completed the course.
Julie Halliwell, Chief Executive from Springhill Hospice, said: “Everyone at Springhill Hospice is so proud we have made it to the final stage for this prestigious national award that recognises the time and effort we have invested in up skilling not only our own workforce, but also the workforce of our colleagues in the wider community. Our staff are our biggest asset, so we are proud to be able to develop them and increase knowledge of End of Life Care, both for our own staff, and staff in the local community.
“All the people we work with are also delighted for the team and are keeping their fingers crossed we can bring home this much coveted national prize.”
The Education Team will find out if they have won the national award at the Accolades ceremony in London on Wednesday 22 January 2020, which will be hosted by dancer Anton du Beke.
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