Lewis-Manning Hospice Care hosted an online educational lecture with the renowned palliative and end of life care specialist, Professor Bee Wee CBE.
The popular event took place online and was attended by over 50 healthcare professionals, students and staff and was part of the hospice’s 30th anniversary celebratory events programme which is taking place during 2022.
Professor Bee Wee, an expert in the field of palliative and end of life care, is Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Harris Manchester College, Oxford University National Clinical Director for Palliative and End of Life Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement.
Bee’s subject title was ‘’Frailty to end of life care, recognising need, developing care plans and enhancing communication.’ and she held a captive audience as she spoke with passion to a packed lecture theatre, which included local hospice and palliative care teams, healthcare professionals, GPs and medical and clinical students. She said that she hoped ‘to stimulate thinking, be challenging but not overly provocative.’ The lecture was followed by a Q&A session.
CEO Clare Gallie said, “We were delighted to welcome Professor Bee Wee back for another Lewis-Manning Visiting Professor lecture. Her visit enabled further learning and development for students and healthcare professionals in Dorset. Bee posed some very thought provoking questions about palliative and end of life care which were very interesting.”
Professor Bee Wee CBE commented, “I was thrilled to hear from Clare that my first Lewis-Manning Hospice Care Visiting Professor Lecture was so well received by various healthcare professionals, charity staff and Bournemouth University students and helped further understanding in palliative and end of life care and spark more conversations around the subject. My second lecture covered the topic of frailty and the significance of Advance Care Planning, which is incredibly important for people with deteriorating health. I hope my lecture has once again helped to continue improve, evaluate and personalise palliative and end of life care across organisations in Dorset.”