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Join Our Team and Make a Difference #TimeToCare

Join us to deliver outstanding, compassionate palliative and end of life care for patients and their families.

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Exciting opportunities at St Nicholas Hospice Care

We are looking to the future to ensure that our support is widely available across our community.

Are you a compassionate and skilled registered nurse looking for a role where you can provide truly holistic care to patients during their end-of-life journey? Do you thrive in a supportive environment, working with clinical leaders who are committed to career development and high standards of patient care?

If so, we have a number of opportunities for you to join our inpatient unit.

Group photo of some of the Sylvan Ward team at St Nicholas Hospice Care

Share our vision

At St Nicholas Hospice Care, our vision is to ensure that everyone in our communities has the support, dignity, and choice they deserve when facing dying, death, and grief.

As part of our Hospice team, you’ll play a pivotal role in providing high-quality, professional end-of-life care to patients and their families. You’ll play a role in providing high quality, professional end of life and palliative care for patients and their families on our inpatient unit.

The Sylvan Ward experience

We go beyond medical care

Our 12-bedded unit, nestled among peaceful gardens, provides a calm and compassionate environment for symptom control, psychological support, advanced care planning, and end-of-life care.
But we go beyond medical care.

At Sylvan Ward, we believe in creating “memorable moments” for our patients and their families, whether it’s organising family gatherings or helping patients express their love through handwritten letters and hand casts.

About the role

Working collaboratively to prioritise patients' quality of life

As a Hospice Nurse, you will work collaboratively with a dedicated multidisciplinary team to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate individualised care plans that prioritise patients’ quality of life.

With a focus on palliative care and long-term conditions, you’ll have the opportunity to make a profound difference in the lives of those we serve.

Image of Hospice Care Assistant and patient talking

“The nurses, we’ve laughed, and we’ve cried together"

“What can you say about a place like this? It’s the most comforting, wonderful, and joyful. This could have been the end of my life, but it hasn’t turned out that way.

“The peace, the love, the jokes. Honestly, my final thing to say would be that I know it is hard for a lot of people who are going through bad times but put yourself in their hands, and you will be safe forever. You will be safe forever.

“The nurses, we’ve laughed, and we’ve cried together. It’s just been a joy, and there is nothing that I haven’t felt able to say to anybody, nothing.”

Hannah was taken to hospital following an accidental fall at home; while she was in the hospital, other medical problems were revealed, and Hannah was given, as her husband Alex described it, “quite an alarming diagnosis of the situation.” When Hannah arrived at St Nic’s, it was thought she would only live for a few more days.

Read Hannah’s story

Why join us?

St Nicholas Hospice Care is renowned for the exceptional quality of end-of-life care we deliver to both inpatients and across our West Suffolk and Thetford community. As a successful candidate, you will receive a supportive and individualised induction period, ensuring you feel confident and empowered in your role.

Benefits of this role

  • A health cash plan and wellbeing programme
  • 25 days annual leave increasing to 29 with service (pro-rata for part-time employees)
  • Enhanced occupational sick pay scheme
  • Access to a group pension plan, or if you have a current NHS pension, we can offer a continuation of your plan (subject to criteria)
  • Life assurance
  • Blue Light Cards
  • Free car parking on site

Sylvan Ward Sister Natasha Smith

How to apply

Take the first step towards joining our compassionate team. Click here to apply for our clinical roles today.

If you have any inquiries or wish to find out more about the roles, feel free to contact our Ward Sister, Natasha Smith, at or call 01284 725700.