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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“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.”

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