Dr Sally Boa is Head of Education, Research and Practice Development at Strathcarron Hospice. Dr Sally strives to ensure we are always at the forefront of providing the very best palliative care services for all patients and families.

In addition to training internal staff, the Education team also deliver sessions and workshops for those working in other care settings, such as care homes or hospital. At the Hospice many people living with life limiting illness participate in creative art projects which they find wholly fulfilling and often uncover many hidden talents. Our Creative Arts Facilitators have a wealth of experience in guiding people through projects that support them in reflecting on their lives, create memories and leave a treasured piece behind for their loved ones.

Last week we ran a very enjoyable and productive workshop for those working in other hospices, care homes and the NHS. This allowed the participants to develop their skills and explore different ways to support people in their care to make memories and tell their story through creative activities. And , of course, most important of all, everyone could return to their own workplace with some newly developed knowledge to help their own clients or patients. Creativity is well known for its therapeutic benefits and a good way to take your mind of an illness or condition for a little while as it takes all your concentration to make your work of art. People who attend our Daycare Unit have created everything from paintings, dyed silk scarves, dolls houses and beautiful memory boxes to gift to loved ones.

For more information on the Strathcarron Hospice Education Team please visit www.strathcarronhospice.net