​We'll work with you to get to know you and understand what is important to you. We put you and your wishes at the heart of everything we do. Together, we're committed to helping you and those close to you enjoy the best possible quality of life.

​Our team around you

Our expert specialists come from many different (professional) backgrounds. Together, they will create a care plan that is built around the needs of you and your family. This may include pain and symptom relief, emotional support and practical advice to help you, your family and carers cope better and make the most of your time together. The team works with you to understand and manage the different challenges you might encounter when living with a life limiting illness.

We have a wide range of roles within the Hospice, supported by the skills and experience of our volunteers. If you would like to volunteer and join one of the teams take a look at our current volunteer roles below.

Nurses

Our nurses are simply amazing. They have all chosen to specialise in end of life care and have years of experience and expertise, along with huge amounts of compassion and understanding. They work both in the hospice and out in the community, providing practical care for patients and emotional support for the whole family. They also play a very important role in assessing a patient’s needs and coordinating their care with other members of our team as well as their GP.

Therapists

End of life care is not just about medicine. Our patients benefit from a range of other therapies, to help them cope better with their illness and prognosis. Our team includes physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, dieticians and lymphoedema therapists. Together, they can help patients maintain their independence, manage symptoms and enjoy a good quality of life for as long as possible. Patients can receive therapy in the hospice or at home if necessary.

Social workers

Living with terminal illness is tough. Not just for the patient but for their loved ones too. Our specialist social work and welfare benefits team are here to help them cope with emotional and practical issues. For example, they can provide help claiming grants and benefits. They can help patients and families to make choices and access the care and support you need in their neighbourhood. And they can provide specialist support for children and young people.

Spiritual care

Our chaplain and spiritual care team are on hand to listen to patients, families and carers, in the hospice, or at your home. The team are trained and experienced in supporting people who are dealing with life-limiting illness. They make no judgements about lifestyle and respect each person’s view of life. If you need to talk, they’ll find they’re great listeners.

Hospice neighbours

Hospice neighbours are volunteers who offer practical and emotional support for patients, carers and families.
They offer company and a listening ear. They can visit at home or go out for a cup of coffee or whatever the person enjoys.