An End of Life Care project in Dorset

The End of Life Care Project was delivered in 2013 with Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust & the Weldmar Hospicecare Trust after the outgoing South West SHA identified that acute trusts had room for improvement in their end of life care. DCHFT and Weldmar delivered a project around: 1) multi-professional communication skills training in 12 workshops for all clinicians working in the trust, and 2) the establishment of an End of Life Care Champions Group for registered and non-registered healthcare workers in the trust to attend study days and learning & practice days to see EOL care taking place in another setting.