During the Summer break, the Hospice held its regular Compassionate Care at the end of life course aimed at pupils, aged 16-19 from schools in our local area. This course is a great opportunity to find out if health and/or social care is for them.

Pupils get a chance to meet different professionals who are involved in end of life care and really find out about about the principles, values and everyday tasks. They are encouraged to learn about health and care from a patient perspective in a supported environment.

Feedback has been very positive and some pupils are planning on going into health and/or social care after taking the course –

  • It has confirmed that I want to work with people. Listening to the social worker has made me think I would like to work with children in psychology, as I liked the approaches she talked about.
  • It has encouraged me to pursue a career in healthcare and has made me more interested in palliative medicine in particular, which I would be interested in exploring more
  • It has opened my eyes to the vast amount of careers that are available in the care sector.
  • It has really influenced me in being a clinical psychologist as I have learnt so much from the different speakers
  • It has confirmed my wishes to study medicine, cemented my desire to go into social work/psychology!Feedback cards

We wish them all the very best for the future.

We are excited to be running the ‘Compassionate care at end of life – an introductory course for 16-19 year olds’ again in the Autumn half term holidays and will be taking applications in September 2023. For more information visit – www.pah.org.uk/book