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About St Michael's Hospice

St Michael's provides a full range of services to support people at the end of their life and their loved ones. This includes inpatient care; support at home; bereavement care and education to other professionals involved in end of life care.

St Michael's is the result of an inspirational vision by a small group of Herefordshire professionals 35 years ago, who were passionate that people deserve decent, dignified and compassionate care at the end of their lives.

They believed the focus of support should be enabling the person to live life to the full right up to the very end. The community has benefited from the passion and drive ever since and recognises this through its generous and unstinting support, without which their hospice wouldn't be here.

St Michael's believe in treating people fairly, reasonably and with respect. They value transparency, candour, collaborative working, common-sense, diversity and inclusion.

Their vision is that everyone in Herefordshire and the surrounding areas who needs and wants palliative care has timely access to it and in a way that suits them.

What is it like to work for St Michael's Hospice

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
St Michael's encourage staff to use the opportunities available to them through their charitable work to achieve personal development (e.g. participating in a challenge event like SkyDiving, abseiling, running and climbing) as well as more usual routes of formal development (personal reflection, mindfulness and spending time in other departments in the charity).
My Team
My Team
St Michael's hold regular lunches that are subsidised by the organisation to encourage interaction as well as themed events and days linked to the charity's history.
My Company
My Company
St Michael's  use every opportunity to remind people of their strategy and how this is connected to their work. They have produced one page summaries and some teams recite the vision at the start of their meetings to remind people of their core purpose. Their appraisal system links people's achievements and objectives with the strategic goals.

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