Education milestones and achievements

1984 – Hospice opens – we begin to acquire specialist skills and knowledge to share

1985-89 – Informal education for health care staff delivered on request

1990 – Formalising of education service by introduction of a Teacher/Practitioner post

1991 – Short course in Palliative Care for Nurses developed and commenced

1992 – Proactive primary health care team education launched

1993 – External Education Programme actively promoted

1995 – First university accredited course developed and launched

1997 – External Education Programme extended

1999 – 2 additional university accredited courses developed and launched

2000 – Additional part-time post in Education department commenced

2001 – External Education Programme further extended

2002 – Problem-based learning package developed and launched

2003 – Dual Pathway revalidation of university accredited courses

2004 – Internal and In-service Education Programmes further extended

2005 – Members of the team present at the Vancouver ISQua Conference

2006 – Outreach Education development

2007 – Extensive commissioned education and training activities

2008 – Increasing collaboration with other organisations to provide new programmes of learning for health and social care staff