About Us

John Taylor Hospice has been providing expert ‘Taylor-made’ end of life care for families in Birmingham since 1910.

Work for us

3rd Line Support Technician

Closing date : 31/12/2019
Salary : £25,850.
37.5 hours per week
Location: John Taylor Hospice

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Community Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist

Closing date : 12/12/2019

Salary : £21,291- £25,050 (£35,485 – £41,750 FTE)

Location: John Taylor Hospice

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Your Hospice Lottery Charity Fundraiser - external vacancy

Closing Date: Ongoing
Salary: £25,000 on-target
Location: Birmingham

Charity Fundraisers work for Your Hospice Lottery on behalf of John Taylor Hospice. Full and part-time positions are available.

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Our History

John Taylor Hospice has a rich history and we have been providing care in the heart of our city for more than a century.

One of the oldest hospices in the UK, we launched in 1910 and are named after Professor John Taylor, a gynaecologist who worked at the Birmingham and Midland Hospital for Women in the late 1800s. The hospice was gifted to the NHS in 1948 and in the 1970s began treating people in their own homes and cared for men as well as women. At this time we changed our name to John Taylor Hospice.

In 2011, the staff at John Taylor Hospice voted to take the hospice out of the NHS. Initially this was as a community interest company with a charity attached and on 1 April 2018 the hospice brought all of its business into the charity. Over the decades we have provided specialist and much-needed care for generations of families and today we are here for hundreds of local people.

For more on our history please see this link. To read the stories and memories shared by former staff and family members please click the button below.

Board of Trustees

John Taylor Hospice is a charity with a Board of Trustees which meets every two months. All of our trustees hold the post in a voluntary capacity and are committed to using their skills and expertise for the benefit of the hospice, its staff and the people we care for. If you would like to find out more about our organisation and our strategy, finances or annual accounts please see reports.

Harry Turner

Chair of Trustees

Lindsey Webb

Deputy Chair of Trustees

Jonathan Shapiro

Trustee

Kimara Sharpe

Trustee

Jean-Luc Oliveira-Priez

Trustee

Bev Edgar

Trustee

Daniel Timms

Trustee

Jackie Kelly

Trustee

Paul Wainwright

Trustee

Rob Pickup

Trustee

Penny Venables

Chief Executive

Gail Hipkiss

Director of Corporate and Commercial Services

Alex McQuinn

Chief Finance Officer

Sarah Mimmack

Director of Clinical Services

Joanna Duggan

Director of Income Generation and Marketing

What our patients think

“I’d have really struggled without them”

“They’ve been ever so good to me and that’s why I wanted to fundraise and do something to help just like they’ve helped me.”

Philomena Sharpe

“The impact they had will never be forgotten”

“The community nurses were so helpful and they’re lovely people. They put my mind at rest and it’s such a comfort to know you’re not on your own.”

Jackie Day

“An angel sent into my life”

“I can’t thank Angie (patient and family support worker) enough for everything she’s done for us. She’s so reliable and professional – a wonderful person. She took away all these worries and was there for me in my time of need.”

Patricia Smith-Evans

“I’ve really enjoyed it”

“The FAB Programme has helped me to get fitter and my walking is better. Everyone is really nice at the hospice, they’re friendly and they’re good company. I’d recommend it to anyone who is in a similar situation to me.”

Don Bell

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