Centre of Learning Campaign

Transforming the experience of death, dying and loss through education

We want to build a world class Education Centre with flexible learning spaces and improved technology

St Christopher’s Hospice is a world leader in end of life care, research and education. 2017 marks our 50th anniversary and we are investing in a transformational project to share our expertise more widely through education. This will ensure better end of life care for future generations.

Our plans for education and training

Our ambitious plan will increase the opportunities for our local community, professionals and the public to learn more about death, dying and loss. We want to significantly increase the amount, depth and breadth of our training and extend it to new groups including the families, friends and carers of our patients, and patients themselves.

Our new education and training programme will involve investing in more people to deliver new courses, and in new technology that will spread St Christopher’s knowledge and skills locally, nationally and internationally.

We will be able to train more people a year, and many of these will be able to train many more people in turn.

The new Education Centre

To realise this, we want to build a world class Education Centre with flexible learning spaces and improved technology.

Our current education building is outdated and unsuited to our training needs. We need a new, intelligently designed building that can accommodate more classes so we can train many more groups of students, and boast vital new facilities such as a skills lab for practical, hands-on learning, and improved e-learning facilities.

This project will ensure that the availability and quality of end of life care continues to improve in the UK and beyond, so that in future many more people can access skilled, personalised, compassionate end of life care at a time and place that is right for them.

Please come along to find out more about this project and give us feedback on our plans. We will regularly update this page as plans develop.