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35th anniversary conference launched

The inspiring story of Kate Granger, the doctor who founded the #hellomynameis campaign, will be among the highlights of Earl Mountbatten Hospice’s 35th anniversary Care and Innovation conference later this year.
Kate, who was a leading campaigner for better patient care, died last July at a hospice in Leeds. Her husband Chris Pointon is keeping her #hellomynameis campaign alive and will be one of the speakers at the hospice conference on 3 November 2017. Chris said: “I hope to inspire many and also talk through a personal journey that culminated in amazing hospice care for my beautiful wife Kate.”
The one-day event, at the New Holmwood Hotel in Cowes, will feature a number of national and local expert speakers in the fields of end of life/palliative care, along with opportunities to put learning into practice with a number of workshops. The conference is designed for anyone interested in or working in health and social care.
Speakers will be:
Nigel Hartley CEO, Earl Mountbatten Hospice
Professor David Clark, University of Glasgow
Chris Pointon, Co-founder #hellomynameis…
Dr Ros Taylor MBE, Hospice UK
Professor Mari Lloyd-Williams, University of Liverpool
Nigel Hartley, Chief Executive at Earl Mountbatten, said: "As the lead provider of end of life education and training on the Isle of Wight, and an organisation recently rated as outstanding by the CQC, this is an opportunity to share the most recent information in our field with health care professionals from across the south coast and further afield. We look forward to sharing our 35 years of knowledge and to hearing from other national speakers who lead the country in their own areas of expertise.”
Ticket costs have been kept to a minimum to ensure as many people can access the conference as possible. Early bird conference tickets with a10% discount are available now until 1 September, and savings are also available for multiple purchases. For more information visit CPD accreditation is expected to be confirmed shortly.
Meanwhile, Earl Mountbatten has also launched a new Education and Training programme, which outlines opportunities for learning in areas including End of Life care, Psychology and Bereavement, and dementia at the end of life training. You can download a copy from our website.

 "What should have been a very stressful time was eased by the love, professionalism and warmth we received from all the staff." 


Sandra Aldridge, wife of Colin