Highland Hospice and the University of the Highlands and Islands have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, establishing a cooperative relationship which will benefit both institutions.
The understanding, which was signed in July by University of the Highlands and Islands Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Clive Mulholland and Highland Hospice Chief Executive Officer Kenny Steele, outlines a commitment to combine joint specialist knowledge and research skills to help improve the lives of people with life-limiting illness, their families, partners and carers in the Highlands.
The university has already confirmed a contribution of £20,000 towards a new post of Learning and Development Manager which will be employed by the Hospice but will work jointly with the university and other interested parties to develop a more integrated approach to learning and development in palliative care across the Highlands.
Highland Hospice Head of People and Facilities Andrea Sillars said, “We are absolutely delighted to be joining forces with the University of the Highlands and Islands in working together to do the very best we can for our patients, carers and their families. Through this partnership we aim to provide assurance, proven by evidence and research, about the quality of hospice care we are delivering.
The currently advertised post of Learning and Development Manager is a fantastic opportunity in working with both organisations, and I would urge anyone who is interested to take a look at our website for further information www.highlandhospice.org/vacancies ”
Professor Clive Mulholland said, “We are looking forward to working with Highland Hospice in areas of research, education, training and sharing knowledge.”
“This partnership reflects the interests of both institutions in developing links, which will widen opportunities and access for students and staff and create enhanced opportunities for both organisations.”