Supporting Health and Social Care Students

How we support student education

At Willen Hospice we believe it is important to use our skills to train the next generation of Health & Social Care professionals.

We have links with several universities to help students gain practical skills in palliative care. This can include nurses, physiotherapists, social workers, doctors, paramedics and art therapists who stay with us for anything from a day to several weeks.

All students work alongside an experienced member of staff during their time here. If you would prefer not to have a student involved with your care, that fine, just let one of our staff know.

Clinical placements and visits

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.

More information

The Hospice welcomes students from across Health & Social Care professions, recognising their need to gain practical skills as part of their education. Contact us 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
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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.