Meet our nurses

The nurses and health care assistants in our Hospice at Home team help people who wish to die peacefully at home, surrounded by the people they love. Last year, they spent over 12,000 hours in the homes of our patients.
We also support the End of Life 10-bed inpatient unit at Hayes Cottage and offer expert care to people who need more intensive medical care towards the end of their lives.
More people than ever need our help urgently – compassionate, expert care as they approach the end of their lives. By Sponsoring a Harlington Hospice Nurse, you’ll be ensuring our nurses are here for when and where they are needed most.

Jenny is a Harlington Hospice senior nurse. She is passionate about caring for people and providing comfort to the patients, their carers and family and friends at the most difficult time in their life.
"I have worked for Harlington Hospice for eleven years and during that time I have tried to make a difference. Caring for a family member who is dying is one of the most challenging experiences that a family will have to face. I help families to understand the dying process, show them support, empathy and compassion. Most of all I am just there; giving them strength as they endure sheer devastation and remaining by their side until I am no longer needed. Although I cannot change the ending I can make a huge difference to the time that people do have left.” “Everyone deserves to have the best possible care and by being there for patients and families in the way that we are, I feel that we are able to give just that and much more that makes all the difference.”

Our nurses are experts in supporting people with life-limiting illness by providing End of Life care to where and when it is needed. And, they don’t just provide end of life care – as soon as a life-limiting illness is diagnosed, they provide support to the patients and families at every difficult step of their journey. Our nurses are experts in supporting people with life-limiting illness by providing End of Life care to where and when it is needed. And, they don’t just provide end of life care – as soon as a life-limiting illness is diagnosed, they provide support to the patients and families at every difficult step of their journey.

What Families say about us 

In November 2017 my husband Eddie’s cancer had become terminal. With support from community nurses, we made a decision for Eddie to remain at home for as long as we could and stay together as a family. When his symptoms became harder to control I accepted the offer of an overnight nurse from Harlington Hospice which proved to be heaven sent as she was there to support me the night Eddie died. This allowed me to hold the hand of the man I had loved for over twenty years as he took his last breath. It was a privilege to be able to care for Eddie in his own home and to be there right beside him as he died. I would not have had the courage to do this without he Hospice at Home service stepping into our lives at the toughest of times. It gave us a choice when nearly all others had been taken from us. I cannot adequately express how important this service is. Harlington Hospice and their nurses will hold a special place in my heart forever.
Helen Beattie