Our colleagues at Willen Hospice are passionate about their mission of being ‘always there to care’. Some staff have concerns when applying for a job in a Hospice; that working with terminally ill patients could be depressing. In reality, they find that Willen is light, bright, and full of positivity and laughter. We are able to make a difference to someone’s life every day.
Watch a video to see what one of our nurses says about working here.
I’ll be honest; I never truly understood the importance of Willen Hospice. I never knew why it was important and why so many people are so passionate about helping them raise the money they need to stay open. That is, until I was there. I have seen first-hand the miracles the staff provide each day to the patients and families there. It’s an amazing place full of love and comfort, full of people passionate about helping those in need. A truly beautiful experience” – Sean
Staffing ratios on the In-Patient Unit are higher than in the NHS. We aim to maintain a higher proportion of qualified staff, supported by a team of auxiliaries and volunteers. This ensures that staff have more time to interact with both patients, carers and their families, and are able to offer higher quality nursing care.
There are many different roles within Willen Hospice and many do not require direct patient contact. In addition to the clinical teams there is a large network of staff supporting day to day running, income generation and administration. These staff may even be based in different buildings. However, they are all part of the Willen Team tasked with a common aim to ensure provision of the best possible care for patients.
Although the mix of roles here is very varied, all team members demonstrate passion and enthusiasm for the work they do, each playing a critical role in the delivery of our overall mission. Our standards are high; we expect a commitment to doing the best job possible, continually looking to improve the way we operate to ensure our patients can benefit from the highest standards of care. A positive approach, a good sense of humour and a desire to work as part of the team are essential! If you enjoy being part of a motivated team then Willen has a lot to offer.
Please do take a look at our current vacancies page to see if there is a role for you. If you’d like to find out more, see our Questions and Answers below.
I always try to convey how much reward there is working with a great team of people, all of whom do their utmost to improve a person's quality of life; it is an immense privilege......
Dr Ben Dietsch, Willen Hospice