The Palliative Care Institute Liverpool (MCPCIL), University of Liverpool, UK was formed in 2004. It is a partnership between The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, Marie Curie and the University of Liverpool. The Institute aims to make a real and sustained difference to care at the end of life from bedside to policy through service innovation and improvement, research and development and knowledge transfer to inform clinical excellence.
The Institute’s vision is that all people experience a pain free and dignified death, regardless of where they die, supported by the very best clinical and compassionate care.
The Institute’s mission is to be a centre of excellence and an international leader in care for the dying from bedside to policy through service innovation, research and development and knowledge transfer. It enables clinical excellence that makes a real and sustained difference to dying people and their relatives and carers, influencing those who shape and deliver healthcare for the dying.
"As the joint lead of Work Package 3, I look forward to collaborating with the group to make a real and sustainable improvement in end of life care by developing a training programme that will enable volunteers to support dying patients and their families in the hospital setting."