At Overgate Hospice we recognise that education is a key component of professional care. We hope to equip healthcare professionals with the required knowledge to improve the palliative care services of the future. 
The Hospice is committed to community engagement in Calderdale through education and communication, with the aim of ensuring those affected by a life-limiting illness receive quality care wherever they are. To this end the Hospice provides a diverse programme of evidence and practice-based education. Courses offered are designed to attract professionals from different disciplines and are promoted widely to community health and social care professionals and are delivered across various sites.

Some of the fantastic education and training we have provided include:


The Horizon Group

The Horizon Group was established working with Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, Calderdale Council and the Calderdale Council of Mosques was to address the low take-up of end of life care services by Calderdale residents of South Asian background.  As part of the project, three information events were held in partnership with the Council of Mosques at the Madni Mosque in Halifax with over 250 people attending. The shared project was submitted to the national Skills for Care 2018 awards where it was one of three finalists.  It was highly commended in the “Most effective approach to integrated new models of care” category.


End of Life Care Champions

In collaboration with the End of Life Care Facilitator from the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, we have developed an ‘End of Life Care Champions’ programme.
The programme is designed to develop the confidence and skills of professionals in community roles who care for and support patients in the last year of life and has been extremely success throughout Calderdale.


29th January - 1.30pm-2.30pm


Pain Control & Syringe Drivers

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12th March - 12.30pm-3.30pm


Kidney Disease – Managing Advanced Illness

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30th April - 1.30pm-2.30pm


Tissue & Corneal Donation

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26th February - 1.30pm-2.30pm


The Out of Hours Palliative Care Service in Calderdale

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26th March - 1.00pm-2.00pm



Education FAQs

Are you attending or thinking about attending one of our Education sessions? Please see below for frequently asked questions

Can I do my work experience with Overgate Hospice?

Yes however numbers are limited so please apply at least 3 months prior to the date of your work experience. Please fill in the work experience application form. You will be invited to attend an informal interview and an induction prior to commencing the work experience.

Can I park my car at the Hospice?

If attending training at Overgate Hospice we would really appreciate if you could park your car at Elland cricket club which is just across the road from the Hospice.

Can I purchase lunch during training?

If the training session is at the Hospice you can buy some food at reception. There is a selection of sandwiches and light snacks. If the training session is all day, you are welcome to order a warm meal at the start of the day.

How do I book a place on a course?

Please email

How much do courses cost?

All courses are free of charge, however we do appreciate if you could let us know if you cannot attend so that we can offer the course to another person that might be on the waiting list.

I am a student; can I attend one of your courses?

Yes, you are welcome to put in an application to do one of the courses. You will receive an email confirming if you have a place.

Where is the training delivered?

Some of the training is delivered at Overgate Hospice. The verification of death training is delivered at Huddersfield royal infirmary. All posters will say where the training is going to be delivered at.