Health Professionals

We work with other local professionals

We’re proud of the relationships we have forged with other medical professionals, healthcare providers, educational institutions and organisations. At Willen Hospice, we’re committed to work with them to  deliver the best end of life care possible. We work with local authorities in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas to provide patients, their families and carers with quality care.

Referring your patient to Willen Hospice

Referrals can only be made by GPs, Hospital Consultants, District Nurses and Social Services from Milton Keynes and surrounding areas.

Read more about referring a patient.

End of Life Education and Training

A range of study days and courses have been devised for professionals who provide palliative and end of life care to clients. We are also open to tailoring a study day to suit the needs of your organisation. If you wish to discuss some options and ideas, please contact Annette Hart.
See our courses or take advantage of other educational events running locally, hosted by the Milton Keynes Council.

Supporting Health and Social Care Students

Find out how we work with local institutions to facilitate education among Health and Social Care students.

Clinical Placements

Willen Hospice offers a range of placements for both qualified and trainee health and allied professionals who have an interest in specialist palliative care. Find out more about our clinical placements.

How We Achieve Excellence

Regular, statutory inspections are carried out by the Care Quality Commission, but Willen Hospice also undertakes additional inspection and scrutiny to maintain the highest levels of service. Find out how we achieve excellence.

Resources and meeting rooms

Our Library has a variety of reference documents and books to support your studies and provide relevant information. The team of volunteers are always willing to assist you with any queries. Contact Sue and David via email at

We do have rooms available for hire, however, dates are limited. If you would like further information on how to book a room or obtain prices, please contact Jo Barnes.

Meet our Practice Development team
Annette Hart
Practice Development Manager

RN, BSc (Hons) Palliative Care, PTTLLS
Annette had worked in various locations as a Registered Nurse before joining the In-Patient Unit at Willen Hospice.
Once she gained a BSc (Hons) in Palliative Care, she focused on sharing her knowledge and skills in a practical way by joining the Practice Development Team. Annette has led on many successful projects within the Hospice which has led to positive changes. Amongst her many interests are student placements, mentorship, and ACP.

Contact Annette at
01908 663636

Jo Barnes
Learning & Development Administrator

Contact Jo at

Niki Scarlott
Practice Development Facilitator

Contact Niki at


In a typical year...
our cost, per minute
phone calls to patients at home
fabulous volunteers
patients cared for at home
home visits
patients at the hospice
of cups of tea
counselling sessions
We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.