More about working in palliative care

Thinking of joining us to be there when it matters? Here are the top five most frequently asked questions from people joining our expert and compassionate palliative care teams, and more about the support you can expect from Sue Ryder.

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Top five things to expect when working in palliative care at Sue Ryder

When my brother was at Wheatfields it made me realise what a lovely job palliative care is - to provide that reassurance for patients and families in their final weeks.

Sue Ryder Healthcare Assistant, Nicola, who switched to a career in palliative care

Not long after the death of her brother at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice, Nicola saw an advert for Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub South Oxfordshire and decided the time was right to fulfil a long-held ambition to work in palliative care.

“I had always fancied working in palliative care, but never had the courage to leave the NHS after working there for so long,” Nicola said. But she felt that she wanted to give something back after experiencing the care and support her brother received, and made the move into palliative care.

Read Nicola's blog about starting her career in palliative care with Sue Ryder

Read our staff stories

From newly registered nurses to nursing assistants who've been with us for decades, our amazing staff stories show why working at Sue Ryder is so special. It's more than just a job. It's being there for patients and their families, no matter what.

Any more questions?

If you have more questions about what it’s like to work in palliative care for Sue Ryder, we’d love to hear from you.

Please email and get in touch.

If you’re looking for more than just a job, we want you.

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