Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Nursing Care and Emotional Support
  • Year established:
    1993
  • Website:
    http://www.treetopshospice.org.uk
  • Contact
    • Treetops Hospice Care, Derby Road, Risley, Derbyshire, DE72 3SS

About Treetops Hospice Care

Treetops Hospice Care provides nursing care and emotional support for anyone affected by death, dying or life limiting illness across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

All services are provided free of charge. The hospice has to raise more than £3 million every year to run, which works out as approximately £7,500 per day. 70% of this comes from charitable donations and fundraising events.

The company started, as the Draycott Hospice Association, in 1986 following a three year campaign by founder Cally Cheetham. It became known as the Treetops Hospice Trust in 1993 and is currently run by Chief Executive George Cameron.

The main practice within Treetops Hospice Care is a real ‘can do’ approach to flexible working and work life balance. Staff can use the ‘time off in lieu’ system to manage the peaks and troughs of both personal and work commitments.


What is it like to work for Treetops Hospice Care

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
They believe that every person is different but equal and that everyone’s unique needs should be recognised and supported. One of the guiding principles for their staff and volunteers is to make the best use of all their resources, enabling them to deliver high quality care.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
In 2017 they ran a family day bringing together 133 children and their families who have used our counselling and emotional support service. The focus was on fun, creating new and lasting memories. Activities included laser combat games, archery, and roaming storm troopers.
My Company
My Company
Since 2016, they have introduced strategies to improve communications between Operational Managers on key issues such as health and safety, HR matters, information security, IT and feedback from SMT meetings. This has enabled improved communication with their teams.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    10%

  • Male : Female:

    10% / 90%

  • Staff:

    153

  • UK sites:

    21

  • Average Age:

    49

  • Earning £35,000+:

    5%

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