The Latest CQC Inspection

Below are a few of the comments contained within the latest Care Quality Commission Inspection Report. The latest report was published on 7th December 2012.

"We saw patients who were unwell and frightened treated with the utmost respect and dignity. The families were kept fully informed and were treated with empathy and discreet support."

"We observed that staff were empathetic and respectful to patients, visitors and each other. We saw that despite staff being busy, the atmosphere on the In-Patient Unit was serene and unrushed."

"Time was given to sit and talk with patients by the staff team and doctors. Patients were fully involved in decisions about their treatment and support."

"The environment was tranquil, comfortable and the care was delivered with sensitivity and knowledge."

"The care plans evidenced a holistic approach to care with a focus on treating not only a person's illness but the individual as a whole person."

Learn with us

Learning and development are at the heart of what we do, and we feel passionately that education is a key factor in providing excellent palliative care.

We have training facilities on-site and a team of experienced trainers who are palliative care specialists. Our extensive training programme can be delivered here at the Hospice, or in your own organisation. Courses can be booked online, by telephone or email. We offer bespoke training courses to meet your specific needs, and we have a comprehensive resource library of books on palliative care.

A doctor educates a student as part of St Wilfrid's Hospice training and education program.

BRAND NEW: External Education Programme: Sept 2017-June 2018 

Booking Form

Please contact Susan Stocks, Learning & Development Manager for further details:

Tel: 01323 434228    Email:

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