Healthcare Professional Resources

The St Margaret’s Hospice Care COVID-19 Education and Learning Resource Hub has been created to support health care professionals in the understanding and treating palliative and end of life patients during the COVID-19 outbreak. Topics range from treatment escalation plans to how to manage key symptoms of COVID-19.

Overall strategy for end of life care in Somerset during COVID-19

Treatment escalation plans

A focus on treatment escalation plan conversations.

Assessment and decisions about place of care for those with suspected COVID-19

Managing key symptoms

How to manage the key symptoms of patients with COVID-19.

Injectable medication for symptom control

Non-injectable medicines for symptom control

Syringe pumps and the management of palliative symptoms in the community

Caring for the dying person

The priorities of care, from recognising dying, communicating on what’s different with Covid-19.

Verification of Expected Death in the community during COVID-19.

After death care in Somerset during COVID-19

Caring has a cost - Health and Self-Care for Health and Care Professionals

Even better listening

A focus on the importance of listening and how vital communication is.


Safe tips you can try at home if you or a patient you are caring for feels breathless.


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