Springhill Hospice in Rochdale, Lancashire, has won a national award for their innovative training programme for health and social care staff.
Following their nomination in December last year, the hospice’s education team was named Most Innovative Endorsed Learning Provider at the Skills for Care Accolades awards for their Passport training programme, which is provided free of charge to health and social care professionals across the hospice’s catchment area. It focusses on palliative and end of life care education and has been delivered by the team since 2015.
Jane Ashworth, Education Lead and Specialist Palliative Care Nurse at Springhill Hospice said: “Everyone who attended the awards ceremony was absolutely delighted when our name was read out. To have that recognition on a national stage of all the hard work our tireless team puts in all year round feels amazing.
“We are totally committed to making sure social care and health workers can develop their skills and knowledge because we know that means the people we work with have genuine choice and control over the lives.”
A panel of expert judges were impressed by the education team’s passionate approach and the positive impacts they have achieved across social care and health, including how trainers were empowered to challenge a service, and how they provided tailored support to people around learning disabilities and dementia.
Skills for Care Interim CEO Andy Tilden said: “Our Accolades awards are open to our growing network of endorsed leading providers who, like the Springhill Hospice team have to complete a very tough evaluation process to win our highly prized endorsement.
“The result of all that hard work in the team at all levels means the people they work with know they can rely on high quality services so they can live the lives they want to.”
The team were presented with the award by TV dancer Anton du Beke at a ceremony in London.
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