Supporting Health and Social Care Students

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.

Useful Information for students
The hospice welcomes students from across Health & Social Care professions, recognising their need to gain practical skills as part of their education.

Here is some information for Health and Social care students coming to Willen Hospice as part of their placement time.

In a typical year...
£9
our cost, per minute
11,000
phone calls to patients at home
600
fabulous volunteers
700
patients cared for at home
3,200
home visits
300
patients at the hospice
18,000
of cups of tea
290
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.