Empower a strong, dynamic and responsive hospice sector

National Conference 2016

A strong hospice sector is essential if we are to achieve our ambitious vision for hospice care for everyone in need.

We must continue to push boundaries, to challenge and provoke and constantly develop and evolve services, partnerships and networks in order to reach and support more people.

The change that is needed

The hospice sector will:

  • demonstrate strong governance and leadership;
  • be financially sustainable and resilient;
  • keep developing a skilled and committed workforce of staff and volunteers, and plan for its future workforce;
  • benefit from economies of scale through greater collaboration and new partnership models;
  • consistently collect and share high quality data and use this to adapt and learn;
  • value sharing best practice, expertise, business intelligence and experience.

High level indicators of success

  • Hospices adopt new approaches to respond to and prepare for the future;
  • New and diverse income sources, including government funding, are developed and sustained;
  • Innovative and sustainable models of care are launched, replicated and scaled up;
  • More and better quality datasets are available, eg on population needs and outcomes data;
  • National leadership across the four nations stimulates new ways of working, approaches and partnerships;
  • Greater public awareness of the value of hospice care and more public engagement on related issues such as death and dying, caring and bereavement.

What does hospice care mean to you?