As part of MaD Monday, the programme to allow more time in the schedule for activities such as work experience and volunteering, among other topics, some of our Sixth Form students have been doing work experience. Four students spent five weeks visiting the hospice, interacting with patients and staff and learning about the role of a hospice in providing great care for patients.
Here is what some of the students had to say:
‘When I first stepped into the hospice, I immediately felt an overwhelming sense of calmness and comfort. I didn’t know what to expect when going to the hospice or really the extent of the care they provided to the local community. Over the five weeks, however, I have had an insight in the amazing and vital care they provide to both the patients and their families, making their end of life comfortable and full of love’. (Lucy)
‘Spending five weeks at the North Devon Hospice has been an eye-opening experience for me. I learned that the hospice wasn’t just a morbid old people’s home but it was a happy place that helps people in their final days. I found it was very smiley; everyone you walked by would smile because it is such a positive work environment. I would love to work in a place like this one day.’ (Asha)