At St Oswald’s we care, campaign and educate.
Educating our staff and volunteers, and others, has been a huge part of our vision since day one and we continue to strive for excellence for the benefit of our patients.
To ensure our staff are specialists in all they do, we have over 30 link practitioners in our Children and Young Adults Service. A link practitioner is an expert in a particular area if clinical practice and will develop policies, train other staff and put their specialist knowledge in to practice.
June Taylor, Care Support Worker, leads on the role of communications as a Link Practitioner. Many of the children and young adults we care for don’t communicate verbally, so June looks at creative ways the children can non-verbally communicate
At the Hospice we communicate using stories, songs, symbols and much more! Much of our communication comes from body language and tone of voice, not just words.