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Hospice Ellenor join conference promoting awareness of end-of-life care for minority groups

PUBLISHED: 11:17 21 April 2017 | UPDATED: 11:54 21 April 2017

Ellenor at the Vaisakhi celebrations last week

Ellenor at the Vaisakhi celebrations last week

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Ellenor’s head of education and research, Tricia Wilcocks, will be speaking at the conference

Gravesend hospice, Ellenor, is taking part in a conference which aims to improve the quality of care provided for minority ethnic groups.

The conference is in partnership with the University of Greenwich, Diversity House and Medway Ethnic Minority Forum, and is titles ‘Working with and for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Groups; how to engage in palliative and end-of-life services.’

They will be promoting awareness of end-of-life care within the county and Bexley borough, to ensure that service development meets the needs of the diverse local communities.

The morning session is open to the public and will include an overview of palliative care, and the outlining of the local service provision by ellenor’s head of education and research, Tricia Wilcocks.

In the afternoon Dr Robert Twycross, Emeritus clinical reader in palliative medicine at Oxford University, will be speaking to health and social care providers about the ‘Experience of a palliative care physician’.

Ms Wilcocks said: “At ellenor we pride ourselves with sharing our experience and skills with others in our community, as well as working increasingly closly with our local communities.

“This conference gives us an opportunity to share our learning with a wider audience.”

For more information about attending, call 01474 320007 or email tricia.wilcocks@ellenor.org

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