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The Prince of Wales Hospice provides specialist palliative care in the Five Towns area (Pontefract, Castleford, Knottingley, Normanton, Featherstone and surrounding area) to people whose illness is no longer curable.
Our specialist team deliver holistic care which focuses on quality of life. We alleviate distressing psychological, spiritual, physical and social symptoms, supporting family members too, including in bereavement. We work closely with others in the health sector to ensure integrated care for our patients and families.
Through our 14 Incare rooms, Outreach sessions, Lymphoedema clinics, complementary therapies and family and patient support services, we help hundreds of local people each year.
All of our services are provided free of charge to patients and families, but it costs around £3.7m a year to run the Hospice. Less than a quarter of our running costs come from the NHS. The remaining costs are funded from our charity shops, from fundraising and from donations.
Can you help?
We have a number of vacancies on our Board of Trustees and are looking for committed individuals who want to use their experience in a charitable organisation to help shape the future of care at the Hospice.
We would welcome all applications and are particularly looking for individuals who bring skills and experience in the areas of medical, clinical, allied health, finance, HR or marketing.
You will need to commit to attend 4-6 Board meetings per year and around 4 Sub-Committee meetings.
If you can bring passion, dedication, motivation and can champion our Hospice, we would love to hear from you.