Imagine a world in which we can all live to our fullest potential. And, when the end of our life arrives, we receive expert, compassionate care from professionals, and from our friends and family.
At Dorothy House, we believe in this world - where death is a part of life. To fulfil this vision, we are on a mission to ensure everyone has access to outstanding palliative and end of life care.
Dorothy House was founded back in 1976 by Prue DuFour, Prue believed no-one should die alone. Thanks to her determination, Dorothy House has since provided care to more than 45,000 patients, their families and carers. Over forty years on, we remain proud of our part in the radical, transformative hospice movement.
As the local end-of-life care provider, we serve 550,000 people over 700sq miles across Bath and North East Somerset, and parts of Wiltshire and Somerset. We provide a comprehensive range of services including: Community Nurse Specialists, a 10 bed Inpatient Unit, Hospice at Home Team, a range of therapies and bereavement support.
This is our guiding light and will keep us on track in the years ahead. A society where death is a part of life
This is what we all do, every day, to keep moving towards our vision. To ensure that everyone has access to outstanding palliative and end of life care
These five goals describe the different actions we will take to fulfil our mission and vision.
Death is a part of life
The more we talk about death, the less scary and lonely it becomes. We will help our community understand that death is a part of life, and encourage people to explore their wishes, thoughts and fears so they can make informed plans for themselves and their loved ones.
There’s a myth that hospices are just places to die. In truth, our job is to help everyone live their life to its fullest potential. By connecting with people earlier after their diagnosis, we will help them achieve their personal goals – no matter how big or small.
For us, a ‘good death’ means leaving the world at peace, with dignity and supported by compassionate care. To help people achieve the best death possible, we provide outstanding care and support, when it matters most.
Loss is an inevitable part of life, and everyone grieves differently. We will expand the reach of our bereavement services, so we can provide families and carers with the support they need – whenever, wherever and however that need comes.
Increase in income
We know that as we grow, so will our costs. We have therefore challenged ourselves to look beyond retail, fundraising and events to develop sustainable income streams to keep us moving towards our mission.
We want everyone to feel like they’re a part of Dorothy House and know how they can make a difference. We also want our wider society to better understand end-of-life care and death, which will mean inspiring those around us and further afield with our vision.
If you choose to work with us, as well as knowing that what you do is making a positive difference to people’s lives you will receive: -
- A competitive salary with the opportunity to progress. We place your learning and development high on the agenda. As well as a comprehensive induction we also offer a range of development and training to meet your needs.
- Generous holiday allowances. We place your learning and development high on the agenda. As well as a comprehensive induction we also offer a range of development and training to meet your needs.
- enerous employer contributions to your pension
- Access to a welfare programme
- A range of discounts with local businesses
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