About Us

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

Work for us

Speciality Doctor in Palliative Medicine Fixed Term

Closing Date: 7th February 2020
Salary: £39,060-£52,422 annum (pro rata and dependent on experience) + on call banding supplement
Location: John Taylor Hospice

Can you help us re-discover the person within the patient?

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Trustee

Closing date: 17 February 2020
Location: John Taylor Hospice

We are seeking trustees to join our existing Board and add a creative contribution by providing objective (challenge and scrutiny) and constructive criticism at Board meetings and committees.

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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

“The care was second to none”

“At such a heartbreaking and difficult time, the nurses and care assistants knew exactly what to do and to say – we’d have been lost without them. The care they provided for my beautiful wife was second to none and I’ll be forever grateful.”

Roger Perks

“Nothing is too much trouble”

“I can’t thank hospice teams enough. From fitting grab rails in my house and ordering a reclining bed, reviewing of all my medication, providing me with new medical equipment and even helping to organise domestic help for us at home – they’ve covered everything but are always willing to do even more.”

Jackie Bannister

“I don’t know where I’d be without them”

“The support I get is truly is invaluable and I honestly don’t know where I’d be without them. I’m able to talk openly about my illness and ask for advice and support if I need it. I’ve made some incredible friends and the hospice is a very special place full of laughter and kindness. “

Liz Warren

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