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We have been working with Mountbatten on the Island to use their expertise to provide training in end of life care to staff working across the Isle of Wight healthcare system. The two courses covered both end of life care and end of life and dementia training to help address gaps in staff knowledge and give them the confidence to support people who are approaching the end of their life appropriately. The training, which has been widely appreciated and welcomed by staff across the system, has been attended by around 250+ staff from organisations like residential care and nursing homes, social workers, domiciliary care agencies, nursing staff and college trainers. Further training is now planned until March 2019.
A ‘Question Time’ style event at which members of the public, local politicians, and interest groups will be invited to quiz a panel of local experts will kick-start a programme of events to discuss how acute (hospital based) services could be provided in the future on the Island.