John Taylor Hospice shortlisted for HSJ award

Established in 1910, John Taylor Hospice is celebrating its 4th anniversary as an independent social enterprise

Established in 1910, John Taylor Hospice is celebrating its 4th anniversary as an independent social enterprise

Birmingham’s John Taylor Hospice, the only UK hospice operating as a social enterprise, has been shortlisted for a Health Service Journal (HSJ) Award in the Compassionate Patient Care category.

The HSJ Awards, which have been highlighting successful initiatives in UK healthcare since 1981, shine a spotlight on the most innovative projects in the sector. More than 600 organisations submitted entries for 2015 with individual nominations across all categories exceeding 1,600.

Director of clinical operations at John Taylor Hospice Marie Bradley said: “We’re extremely proud to be a finalist in these prestigious healthcare awards. We’re committed to delivering compassionate care to each and every person who comes to us for help and that means constantly asking ourselves how we could do more. We’re here for our patients and their families wherever they need us, for as long as they need us. To be recognised as one of the UK’s leaders in this category is fantastic for the hospice and for Birmingham.”

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John Taylor Hospice will go on to deliver a presentation in front of HSJ’s judging panel in October.

Founded on the principle of mutualisation, JTH was gifted to the NHS in 1948.

In 2011 the hospice became a ‘new mutual’ under the Department of Health’s Right to Request process. The hospice is currently celebrating its fourth anniversary as an independent Community Interest Company.

Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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