Patient Care Support Programme

Join our In-Patient Unit nursing team to care for patients and their families

This placement will require a regular commitment of 1 shift per week for 3 or 4 hours (evenings or weekends) for a period of
6 months. Applications are now open for the September 2024 intake.

Based on our newly refurbished In-Patient Unit at the Hospice, your role will be to practically support and work closely with our nursing team, to deliver care to our patients and their family and friends. During your placement you will also undertake a programme of training based on the standards of The Care Certificate.

You will be a pleasant and confident communicator who can demonstrate motivation and commitment to learning and have a passion for a career in healthcare. Any experience of supporting community initiatives through volunteering or employment, in addition to appropriate GCSE grades will also be preferable.

How to register

To apply please contact stating Patient Care Support programme

Closing date is 16th June.

Potential Interview dates 29th 30th 31st July.

Unfortunately, places are limited, please only apply if you have a genuine interest in healthcare, an understanding of Hospice work and the maturity and enthusiasm to develop skills that will benefit our care.

NB – This role requires suitable references (undertaken before the interview), self-assessment and a DBS check. If you have any questions, please contact our volunteering team by emailing

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.