Public education

Professional visits

We welcome professional visitors to St Oswald’s on an ad-hoc basis, they spend a short period of time with us – from two days to two weeks – and shadow or work alongside our medics.

We also welcome health and social care colleagues to have a tour around our services and find out more about our work.

For more details, please contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

External roadshows

We are always looking for opportunities to get out and about in the local community and spread the word about St Oswald’s. We want to dispel the myths around hospice care and ensure everyone in the North East understands what we do and who we can help.

If you work in a health centre, government office, library or shopping centre and could put your place of work forward as a potential venue we’d love to hear from you!

We’d also love to attend information events and fairs across the region and have the chance to chat to fellow healthcare professionals, prospective patients and volunteers.

For more information please contact us or ring our Comms team on:

Phone: 0191 285 0063


As a learning organisation, we’re committed to giving opportunities to those who seek to develop their professional skills, gain experience of the working world or employment in a care setting.

We offer a limited number of unpaid, short term work experience placements each year depending on capacity.

We aim to equip placement students with valuable knowledge and skills gained through vocational experience within our departments.

Contact us to find out more about placements at the Hospice.

Medical student placements

Fourth year medical students undertake a six week placement twice a year, supervised by one of our consultants.

Third year CIDR students (Chronic Illness, Disease and Rehabilitation) attend teaching sessions at the Hospice for two and a half days a week, every month from January to June each year.

If you’d like to apply for work experience or a placement with us, please contact us.

Our Medics And Senior Clinical Team Members Are Available For Speaker Opportunities

To fellow health care professionals regarding specialist palliative care.

If you’re interested in learning more about pain and symptom management, end of life care or lymphoedema management please complete our contact us form, giving full details about your event and we’ll get back in touch as soon as possible.