Join our Open Day

We’d love to see you at our Open Day in June. Come and find out more about John Taylor Hospice, meet our staff and enjoy lunch.

The event, on Friday June 14, welcomes people to the Erdington-based hospice to find out more about hospice care and the staff and volunteers who work there.

There will be talks and discussions with health professionals, the opportunity to have a go at an art therapy activity, the chance to discover more about volunteering and events and lunch.

John Taylor Hospice Head of Brand and Media Diane Parkes said: “Many people are afraid of the idea of hospices or have little idea of all the amazing work we do for local families. Our open day is a chance for them to meet with our staff, volunteers and people who use our services to ask questions and find out more.

“Last year’s open day exceeded our expectations in terms of the number of people who attended and the feedback. Everyone who came said they had found it really useful in learning more about the hospice.”

The open day is hosted by the Friday Social Group – a weekly group of local older residents who are at risk of isolation and loneliness so come together for social activities, lunch and conversation.

Diane added: “Our open day takes place between 11am-2pm and visitors are welcome to attend for the entire event or drop in at a time to suit. Attendance is free but we ask that people register so we can cater as lunch is included.”

Click here for a full programme for the day and registration.

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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. “

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