Cornwall Hospice Care invests in the education, training and development of its staff and volunteers to enable the delivery of appropriate high quality specialist palliative care services to patients and their carers. We seek to promote the development of palliative care in local health and social care settings through education.

We provide training opportunities for everyone who may have contact with, directly or indirectly, people with a terminal illness.

Providing robust evidence of Continuous Professional Development attendance at these days is also recognised by the University of Plymouth and can be used as evidence of experiential learning to gain credits towards modules within the sphere of further and higher education.

We have a contract with Peninsula Medical School, support a range of medical students and clinical placements and have a number of training courses - see example below.

Syringe Driver Training

We are currently running a Syringe Driver Training programme for registered health care professionals. These are 3 hour sessions addressing both theoretical and practical knowledge regarding continuous subcutaneous infusions in palliative care and the use of McKinley T34 Syringe Driver, specifically designed to address competency issues within your work context.

The learning outcomes are:
Identification of drugs commonly used with rationale & compatibility;
Awareness of current policy and documentation required;
Inspection and setting up of the Syringe Driver;
Understanding the operation of the Syringe Driver;
Troubleshooting and identification of appropriate action(s);
Identification of an action plan to ensure on-going competence and confidence in administration of continuous subcutaneous infusions.


Bespoke Training
We can also provide for your bespoke training requirements. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

These study days are for all staff who may encounter individuals with a life-limiting illness and aims to empower them to provide excellent palliative and end of life care.

Any education embeds the recent recommendations regarding priorities of care for the dying as laid out in “One chance to get it right.” All education supports the revalidation process of registered practitioners.


If you would like to contact us about our courses or bespoke training, please email our team by clicking here.