Patrons: Bill Beaumont, Mark Lawrenson & Tisha Merry Reg Charity No: 512186


St Catherine’s Hospice is a leader in End of Life and Palliative Care and we support the development of health sector professionals through our wide ranging placement opportunities.

We take trainee nurses, doctors, complementary therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and social workers on placement all year round as well as professionals already working in the health sector who want to learn more about specialist palliative and end of life care.

Placements may last from half a day right up to six months or more and it’s an ideal way to gain a good insight into what hospice care is really about.

“This placement I consider was my introduction to nursing at its best.
I will take so many positives from my experience at the hospice and felt extremely priviledged to be part of the nursing team.” – Student Nurse

If you are interested in a placement at St Catherine’s Hospice please fill out the application form here.

Unfortunately, we can not guarantee that everyone who registers will get a placement with us.

In some circumstances the hospice will charge for placements (see the column on the right for details).

The following situations are exempt from charges:

•  When the placement is part of a formal qualification through a university or college
•  When the placement is part of an induction for a partner organisation e.g. LTHTR, Lancashire Care

Eligibility Criteria

  • Health & Social Care students on degree courses
  • Health & Social Care Professionals
  • The hospice does not accept trainees under the age of 18
  • The hospice only accepts students or professionals on degree level courses or above
  • People working in and students studying in the Chorley, Preston and South Ribble area will be prioritised over those from outside the region
  • The hospice will not accept professionals from organisations where it is considered that there is a commercial conflict of interest. For example, staff whose roles/organisations may be in direct competition with St Catherine’s Hospice with respect to income generation or bidding for commercial contracts.

Placement Charges

  • Doctor, Nurse, In-Patient Unit, Day Therapy, Lymphoedema, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Family Support Team, Complementary Therapy

    Duration Cost
    Half Day £80
    Full Day £150
    Week £450
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