Woodlands Hospice | Hospice Care for North Liverpool, South Sefton and Kirkby in Knowsely

0151 529 2299


Woodlands Hospice recognises the importance of education in ensuring that people with life-limiting illness receive the right care at the right time in the right place. Not only is it crucial for our own staff to keep their knowledge and skills up to date, it is important to build confidence and competence in caring for these patients in professionals who work in specialities other than Palliative Care.

We collaborate with the Specialist Palliative Care teams at Aintree University Hospital and Liverpool Community Health to deliver education in an integrated fashion by professionals from all settings to professionals from all settings.

Regular Programmes

Foundation Programme

A one day update/ taster session about current issues in Palliative Care.

EPiC (Essentials in Palliative Care) programme

5 day programme incorporating intermediate communication skills training For Nurses and AHPs from all Settings.

Communication Skills Training

One day courses in both basic and intermediate communication skills.

Advance Care Planning

Practical Advance Care Planning: Collaborative course run across three evenings with Willowbrook and Marie Curie hospices for all health professionals. More information on Advance Care Planning is available here.

Other advance care planning sessions available during working hours.

For further information and for booking places on courses please contact
Rose Dacey on 0151 529 2095 or email rose.dacey@aintree.nhs.uk 

Six Steps to Success Programme in End of Life Care

This programme is for Care Home Staff in South Sefton. The Six Steps to Success programme aims to enhance end of life care through facilitating organisational change and supporting and educating staff to develop their roles around end of life care. 

At the core of the Six Steps Programme is the nomination of two or three representatives from the care home. Having representatives for end of life care will ensure each care home has champions who have access to current national and local information. They will be supported to develop their knowledge and skills and encouraged to empower and educate staff within their organisation to deliver end of life care.

The course consists of 10 workshops over a period of 6 months. It is delivered at Woodlands Hospice and covers the following 6 steps: 

  • Step 1  Discussions as end of life approaches
  • Step 2  Assessment, care planning and review
  • Step 3  Coordination of care
  • Step 4  Delivery of high quality care in care homes
  • Step 5  Care in the last days of life
  • Step 6  Care after death
 You can also find out more about the Six Steps to Success Programme here.

Keys to Opening the Spiritual Gate

This programme has been developed by Cheshire & Merseyside Palliative & End of Life Care Network (CMPEoLCN) and Greater Manchester and Cheshire Cancer Network (GMCCN) to increase spiritual awareness and improve the confidence of staff in assessing and meeting the spiritual and religious needs of patients and families.

It is a full day course, delivered by two trained Facilitators at Woodlands Hospice.

For further details or to express an interest in taking part in this programme, please contact  Hilary Piper on 0151 529 2299 or email them here: Hilary. You can also find out more about the Spiritual Gate Programme here.