Help bring comfort, dignity and vital nursing care to all who need us

By sponsoring a Trinity nurse, you’ll be helping us to care for thousands of patients and their families in the hospice, in hospital and in people’s own homes.

We can only reach all who need us thanks to incredible people like you, who support their local hospice with a regular gift so we can plan for the future with confidence.

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Kate

Hi. I'm Kate. I have been working as a Trinity nurse for 16 months.

I have always wanted to help people, and as I was watching my own dad become poorly and seeing how he was cared for, that’s when I realised I was going to be a palliative care nurse.

I started at Trinity in the Hospice at Home team, and it is the most rewarding role I have ever done, for sure. You can immediately see the difference you are making to a family during the night, when other services aren’t available.

Each person is different, and the people around them are different as well. Some families want to be

involved in their loved ones care, so they might call us to help teach them about providing care, whereas others want us to take the lead. Whatever a patient and a family want, we will do everything we can to make it happen.

Making a difference to someone is my reward.

When you’ve done your job right, and someone has a nice death – a death with dignity and one that has been managed with the support and love that we put into our nursing – that person lives on through the positive experience their family has had during those final moments. That’s what being a nurse for Trinity has to offer.

Hi. I'm Nichola and I'm a level 3 Health Care Assistant, working on the In-patient Unit.

Working on the In-patient Unit is very different to the hospital or clinical settings that I have worked in before. The environment is a lot calmer and quieter and the care we provide is tailored to each individual's needs. 

We have time to really get to know our patients and their families, developing strong bonds and helping through one of life's most difficult times. I find it a huge honour.

Every day is different. My role is not just about providing a peaceful and dignified death, it's about improving quality of life. We make sure patients are comfortable by managing their symptoms, like nausea and shortness of breath.

Nichola

We help patients to live life to the full, and help them during their final days to spend quality time with their loved ones; doing what they want, when they want.

A lot of my role involves providing emotional support for all those involved, as it can be frightening and intimidating at times. Despite being difficult and emotionally challenging, I find my role very fulfilling and worthwhile.

People often ask how I do my job. They think it must be sad and depressing as I am surrounded by death, dying, grief and loss on a daily basis. But for me, it is uplifting and inspirational. This is the most rewarding job I've ever had.

I  consider myself very privileged to have a job I love so much. I work with such an amazing, compassionate team, and together we make such a huge difference to patients and families during an enormously stressful time.

Knowing that as a team we have given someone a better end-of-life experience gives a great sense of accomplishment.

Kellie

Hi. I’m Kellie and I am Trinity’s Clinical Nurse Specialist Team Leader at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

I’ve worked for the hospice for 12 years now, starting on the In-patient Unit, but I came to the hospital team in 2015. As soon as I came to the hospital I just thought ‘this is where I need to be; it’s where I can make the most difference’.

It’s very different doing Trinity’s work in the hospital setting – often patients may have just received a devastating diagnosis and, in a busy fast paced environment, it can be challenging just to find a quiet area to have difficult conversation with a patient who has received bad news.

We also provide education and training to ward nursing and medical staff to support them to care for patients that are dying.

It’s a privilege to be able to do the work we do. To help maintain someone’s dignity as they approach the end of their lives and to help the family through an incredibly tough time is very rewarding.

I love my job, and trying to bring a little bit of Trinity into the hospital setting.

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