Princess Alice Hospice is a charity which was first established in 1980 and is currently operating in Surrey, south west London, and Middlesex. Their vision was to relieve pain and control the symptoms of patients with free palliative and specialist end-of-life care. Since the hospice's official opening, it has grown considerably - with now over 300 employees, 1,200 volunteers, and partnerships with fellow hospices around the UK, Ireland, and Europe.
As part of the provision for specialist patient care, the charity's objective is to provide education to its staff, volunteers, and to the wider community in order to maintain their high quality standards of care and share their specialist knowledge and experience.
Their educational service runs in the form of study days and short courses, including a distance learning course called the "European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care", with over 200 candidates enrolled.