At Galway Hospice, education is central to everything we do.
As an organisation with a huge focus on quality management systems, providing internationally accredited standards of care, the ongoing training and education of our staff is of paramount importance.
Education and training are in-built into everything we do. Individually, through our annual Performance and Professional Development Reviews, we identify any education or training needs for individual staff, and we set priorities for achievement within the following year. Corporately, we provide group in-house training for our staff across a wide range of subjects and topics, such as:
- Medication management
- Pain and symptom control
- Risk assessments
- Incident reporting
- Counselling skills
- Oncological emergencies
- Ethical issues
- Spiritual care
- Alternative Therapies
- Health & Safety updates
In addition, we provide a structured induction & orientation programme for new staff with ongoing support provided through assigned mentors.
Our staff are facilitated to achieve higher qualifications relevant to their area of work. In addition, some of our staff are guest lecturers at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
We accept student nurses from Ireland and the United Kingdom for clinical placements. If you are interested in a placement on the Inpatient Unit and/or with the Community Palliative Care Team, please contact the Director of Nursing for an application form.
In certain circumstances, we also accept medical students from overseas who wish to gain experience in a specialist palliative care environment. If you are interested in one of these placements, please send your enquiry to the Clinical Director via firstname.lastname@example.org
Galway Hospice is also recognised by the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland as an approved centre for the training of Specialist Registrars in Palliative Medicine. We are also recognised by the Royal College of General Practitioners in Ireland as an approved centre for the training of GP students. For any enquiries in this regard, contact the Clinical Director via email@example.com
Our general number for telephone enquiries is the main switchboard at Galway Hospice Foundation - 091 770868