Our staff are experts in palliative and end of life care, and are passionate about what they do. To help ensure that the residents of mid Essex receive the best possible end of life care, we continue our work outside of the hospice:

  • We attend and present at national and international conferences
  • Many of our staff are members of local and national end of life groups
  • We take part in research of innovative service developments
  • We lobby and become members of government and local health groups
  • We work alongside other healthcare organisations and agencies

We also provide teaching and education on all aspects of end of life care to health and social care groups including:

  • GPs
  • Community Nurses
  • Care homes
  • Hospital doctors and staff
  • Social Care staff

The Lantern Partnership

Through the Lantern Partnership the Farleigh Hospice Education Team are working with local Care Homes and other care providers to offer a range of courses and study days. These are for all health and social care professionals, carers, administrative and fundraising staff covering a variety of subjects. The aim of these study days and courses is to support all staff in the delivery of high standard palliative and end of life care to those in need, wherever they're being cared for.

Please follow the link below to view our prospectus for full details of the courses we have available and relevant pricing. Additionally, we offer bespoke educational programmes to meet each and every organisation’s individual needs. Upon partnership, certificates are given to Care Homes who work with us in recognition of their commitment and links with the hospice team.

To download a copy of our Education Prospectus (Oct 2018 - Nov 2020) Click Here.

To view our available course dates for 2018 Click Here.

For all enquiries please contact Sue Griffith, Education Co-ordinator directly on 01245 455489 or by emailing [email protected].


Meet the Education Team

Photo, Left - Sue Griffith, Education Co-ordinator

Sue Griffith
Education Co-ordinator

Sue qualified as a Registered General Nurse in the 1980s, and had a varied career in intensive care and orthopaedics, before moving into palliative care in the mid 1990s. She subsequently gained a first class honours degree in Cancer and Palliative Care, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. With 23 years’ experience in hospice care, and extensive experience of teaching palliative care both in-house and to under-graduate and post-graduate students, Sue joined Farleigh Hospice as Education Co-ordinator in August 2017. Sue has undertaken and published action research studies on use of syringe pumps in palliative care and the development of a virtual learning environment. Sue is currently studying for a PhD, and is investigating how hospice nurses have become prepared for their role. Sue is committed to supporting everyone who works with end of life patients, to give the best care possible, through sharing knowledge and evidence-based practice.

Ann Smits
Director Clinical Strategy & Development

Ann joined Farleigh Hospice in 1999 to prepare and lead the team from the old hospice on New London Road into the new building in Broomfield, which she did successfully in 2006. Ann is an experienced nurse and clinical manager who has worked in oncology and palliative care in a variety of settings, including hospital, community and hospice. She has a passion for high-quality care and embraces the fact that we have one chance to get it right.