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St Benedict's Hospice Charity Profile
St. Benedict's Hospice, situated in Monkwearmouth Hospital, has been providing palliative care to the people of Sunderland and surrounding districts since 1984. The hospice was originally located at Havelock Hospital.
St. Benedict's Hospice is part of Sunderland Teaching Primary Care NHS Trust.
The hospice has 12 in-patient beds and a 12 place day care unit on site. Three medical consultants work within the service also providing palliative care advice and support to local hospitals and the community.
Although there are many other palliative care websites throughout the world, palliative care is not well understood. This is mainly because people do not tend to think about death and dying unless they have to.
Our role in the provision of care, detailing the services we offer to both patients, as well as friends, relatives and carers.
St Benedict's Hospice Volunteer Information
Volunteers contribute a great deal to the quality of care provided by assisting in the care of patients and their relatives. They are highly valued by the staff and their work is much appreciated by patients and their families.
The Hospice offers volunteers the opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends and achieve satisfaction in giving something back to their community. We provide on- the-job training and an induction which introduces you to the work of the hospice and volunteers. Volunteers are also encouraged to attend any educational courses that are run by the Hospice.
The aim of the volunteer is to strengthen the workforce of the Hospice / Palliative Care Team and provide a complementary service which under the supervision of the professional team, gives practical and supportive help to the patients, relatives and the bereaved whenever and wherever possible.
St Benedict's Hospice
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