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End of Life Champions

Livewell Southwest is proud to have a group of 16 End of Life Champions supporting end of life care within our organisation.

The End of Life Champions have completed a specialist End of Life course, "Getting it right at the end of life, right person, right time, right place", delivered by St Lukes Hospice. The course focused on the necessary competencies for delivering priorities for care of the dying person, commensurate with the individuals role and responsibility. (One Chance to Get It Right: 2014)

End of Life projects being undertaken by Livewell Southwest staff are the "Living well to the very end" improvement programme, sponsored by the Kings Fund and Point of Care Foundation, and the "End of life ambassadors project for homeless people", delivered by St Lukes Hospice.

Livewell Southwest now has an End of Life Forum in which the champions and other staff interested in end of life care can participate. The aim of the forum is to promote and share best practice around end of life care across all sectors within the organisation.