Here’s just some of the latest news, job vacancies and volunteering opportunities from the St Nicholas Hospice in Haverhill.
What is happening? - Work to bring hospice care into the community is underway at the Burton Centre, Haverhill.
The building has been stripped and walls are being knocked down. The equipment needed to deliver care is also being lined up thanks to support from Suffolk Community Foundation.
The foundation has given the Hospice a grant of £1,865 to enable it to purchase a wide neurology couch for physiotherapy and a minor surgery couch for complementary therapies.
Call for more Hospice Neighbours - Hospice Neighbours is a community-based and volunteer-led service that provides practical support and companionship to people and their families living with life-shortening conditions.
Hospice Neighbours get involved with a variety of things. This can include picking up prescriptions, taking the dog for a walk, light shopping and gardening or simply providing company to a patient or their carer. The work is directed by what the person needs, rather than prescribing a particular way of doing things.
The Big Chilli Dip - This is the Hospice's newest challenge event. Could you swim 10 lengths in a pool containing waters of just six degrees? A bowl of chilli will be waiting for the successful swimmers.
Moreton Hall Health Club has made its outdoor pool available for the challenge. Local business, The Coffee House, is cooking the chilli with donated mince from Ruse and Sons.
Volunteering and Vacancies at St Nicholas Hospice - At St Nicholas Hospice Care and exist to make living with dying better.
The Hospice is truly a community organisation, founded on and driven by the compassion and dedication of their staff and volunteers. They are an organisation like no other, where their measure of success can be as simple as putting a smile on the face of a patient who had forgotten how. St Nicholas Hospice is progressive, open to change and always thirsty for new talent.
They have been awarded one star accreditation by Best Companies and a spot in the Sunday Times Top 100 places to work.
The Hospice’s latest vacancies are listed below.
Head of Community Partnership Can you lead the next pioneering phase of St Nicholas Hospice Care’s community development?
Head of Nursing The Hospice is seeking an experienced nurse who can bring enthusiasm and energy to lead the transformation of the Hospice’s service delivery to be more community focused.
Community Centre Support Volunteers
Can you help to support Hospice services in the Haverhill area?
The Hospice is looking for friendly and helpful volunteers to be the first point of contact for the Hospice's new Outreach Centre in Haverhill.
Can you act as an ambassador for the Hospice and help people to understand the range of services available that could help them?
Retail Assistants for new store opening in Bury St Edmunds
St Nicholas Hospice is looking for volunteers to work at their new site in Barton road (near Farm Foods). Experience of working in a retail environment is not essential but a passion for delivering good customer service and an eye for displaying clothes, books, bric a brac and furniture is a must.
To find out more about becoming a Community Centre Support Volunteer or to volunteer to work as a Retail Assistant call: 01284 766418 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org