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Staff Nurse

Jersey Hospice Care (JHC) are looking for full and part time Staff Nurses to join us in our 12-bed In Patient Unit, on either a permanent or fixed term contract basis.  You’ll work closely with our multi-disciplinary team to ensure a holistic approach when caring for our patients and their families. Palliative care experience is desirable but not essential as training will be provided. 

The post holder will act as a practitioner with professional accountability to effectively plan, deliver and evaluate palliative care to patients within JHC. IPU provides care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The post holder will be required to work a range of shifts across the 24 hours, including rotation between days/nights.  

The post holder will need to hold a 1st  level Adult Registered Nurse (1st Degree/ Diploma) with current  registration on part 1 of the NMC register or, awaiting NMC PIN. 

A job description is attached for further information, however if you would like to find out more about this role please email  

To apply please submit a current CV and a completed application form to PeopleTeam@jerseyhospicecare.com

 Previous applicants need not apply.

 


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Press Release: Million Pound Lottery launch 2020

Jersey Hospice Care is launching its annual Million Pound Lottery online from Monday 1st June 2020. In a bold move to adapt to the current restrictions imposed by the pandemic and in seeking to make the Million Pound Lottery accessible to as many islanders as possible, Hospice has embraced technology and will start selling the Million Pound Lottery tickets for the first time online at www.mpl.jerseyhospicecare.com

 The Lottery is Hospice’s single biggest annual fundraising event and raises an amazing £800,000 a year to support patient services, while giving £1.3m worth of prizes back to the community.

 Working closely with the Jersey Gambling Commission and in partnership with WebReality, Jersey Post, and CityPay, the team at Hospice have developed a secure platform for islanders who wish to purchase their tickets online. Those who purchased a ticket in 2019 are already pre-age verified and the website integrates YOTI (the Government of Jersey approved digital ID platform) for age verification of all other purchasers. In due course, face to face sales will commence for those who prefer to purchase their tickets in person.

 Once restrictions have been eased and a managed plan is in place, players will still be able to buy their tickets from Hospice volunteers in the usual sale points like de Gruchy. For those purchasing their tickets before midnight on 30 June, their ticket will be automatically entered into the ‘Early Bird’ draw with the chance to win a prize of a £1,000 de Gruchy gift card.

 John Marquis, General Manager at de Gruchy, said: “It’s always our pleasure and privilege to be the key venue in town for the sale of Hospice’s Million Pound Lottery tickets and to be supporting the Lottery with the Early Bird prize again. It’s incredible to see how Hospice has adapted this year to embrace easy to use technology to ensure the Lottery can go ahead. We look forward to continuing to support Hospice by selling tickets in store in due course”.

 In this time of uncertainty, the Lottery is even more important to the charity in 2020 as many of the charity’s fundraising events have been cancelled as a consequence of the pandemic and the restrictions in force. The revenue from the Lottery is vital to ensuring Hospice can continue to provide all of its services, free of charge, to everyone living with dying. It costs £20,200 a day to run these services which range from specialist care on the In Patient Unit through to bereavement and emotional support services for those experiencing the loss of a loved one.

 Emelita Robbins, Chief Executive at Jersey Hospice Care, said: “The Million Pound Lottery is more important than ever in 2020 to Hospice, which is why we have stepped up our game to meet the challenges of this ‘new age’ as best we can through technology. Our brand new #GiveALittleGetALot campaign highlights why people support Hospice through the Lottery each year, and for that we are so very grateful. Some people give something back in recognition of the care a loved one has received; others buy a ticket as their annual donation to the charity; some people choose to invest in Hospice as they know that one day they may need the care we offer; and others buy a ticket simply because they can support Hospice while having fun thinking about how they would spend £1m. Whatever the reason, whether it’s a simple act of generosity or altruism, they all get a lot out of supporting our Hospice personally and in turn it enables us to continue to provide the highest quality palliative care here in Jersey for our local community. It’s one of my favourite fundraisers because it gives back to the community that supports Hospice, the same community we care for.”

 With just 7000 tickets available for £300 each, the odds of winning the £1m prize or one of nine other runners up prizes worth a total of £300,000 is significantly higher than most lotteries. Hospice is also expecting the emergence of new syndicates this year. Instead of office groups, the Zoom, Teams and WhatsApp groups that have emerged as groups of colleagues or friends and family now get together online, are expected to play a big part this year as they create their syndicates digitally in 2020. So, get your keyboards ready for the online ticket launch on Monday 1st June 2020 at 8am. The live draw will take place on Friday 16th October 2020 at the Royal Yacht Hotel from 5.30pm.

 Jersey Hospice Care is very grateful to all its partners who have supported the 2020 Million Pound Lottery: Jersey Gambling Commission, WebReality, YOTI, Jersey Post, Hartmann House Media, De Gruchy, and Alpha Print.

 


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Press Release: Million Pound Lottery 2020 – In person sales commence

Jersey Hospice Care is delighted to reveal that they have seen record breaking sales with more Million Pound Lottery tickets sold in the first week than ever before. In just seven days, over 1000 tickets were sold via Hospice’s new website (mpl.jerseyhospicecare.com). This option to purchase tickets quickly, easily and from the security of home, combined with a new creative and digital campaign, has clearly inspired Islanders to continue supporting this much loved and important charity.

 Emelita Robbins, Chief Executive at Jersey Hospice Care, said, “COVID-19 has presented many challenges for Islanders and at Hospice it has meant that many of our services have had to be redesigned in order to comply with the restrictions. Critically it also meant that most of our fundraising events were cancelled. To save the Million Pound Lottery we had to make a bold move and bring it online. Fantastically this was achieved in time.  Generously supported by Hartmann House Media, our new creative and digital campaign has engaged so many Islanders and led to phenomenal tickets sales in the first two weeks. I am now really pleased to confirm that the lifting of Government restrictions allows in-person sales to start on Monday 15th June at de Gruchy and at our Hospice shop in  St Ouen. We really cannot wait to make Islanders Million Pound Lottery winners this year.”

 The lottery is Hospice’s single biggest annual fundraising event and raises £800,000 a year for the charity, whilst giving £1.3m worth of prizes back to the community. These vital funds enable Hospice to continue to provide all of its services, free of charge, to everyone living with dying. It costs £20,800 a day 365 days a year to provide the care at Hospice and in the community and this is all made possible through the generosity of the community.

 John Marquis, General Manager at de Gruchy said: “We’ve had to wait a little longer than usual to get the in-store sales going for Hospice’s Million Pound Lottery this year due to the retail restrictions. But there is such a great buzz about sales coming back into store and we’re always thrilled to be the key venue for in-person sales and provide the Early Bird Prize of a £1000 de Gruchy gift card. It’s our way of supporting this important charity each year and we look forward to welcoming the team on Monday.”

 The army of faithful volunteers are ready to man the sales desks that will be located upstairs on the first floor at de Gruchy outside Infusion Café and Monday to Saturday from 10am – 4pm and at the Beau Pre Hospice Shop on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Customers are asked to adhere to social distancing when queuing for their ticket and are reminded that all sales will be by debit or credit card only (no cash or cheque). Islanders also have the opportunity of entering the ‘Early Bird Prize Draw’ with a chance of winning a £1000 de Gruchy gift card to spend in store if they buy their tickets, either in person or online, before 30th June.

 A host of well-known local faces have also joined Hospice’s social media platforms in a video entitled #CommunityVoices. The Lieutenant Governor Sir Stephen Dalton and figures from business and industry lent their voices to talk about why they buy their ticket each year. This isn’t just about big dreams; it’s about giving something back to the local community and by all accounts there’s an abundance of Islanders doing just that! Go online to buy your ticket now: mpl.jerseyhospicecare.com

 

 


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Press Release: 30 Bays in 30 Days 2020

There are just a few weeks to go until islanders take to the sea for the first of their annual 30 Bays in 30 Days swims.

 

30 Bays in 30 Days is now firmly established in the island’s calendar and is open to Islanders of all ages who want to get outdoors and enjoy Jersey’s beautiful beaches, while also raising money for two loved, local charities: Last year the fundraiser raised £15,942 which was split between The National Trust for Jersey and Jersey Hospice Care. Nearly 400 people took part in the sea swimming event which is fast becoming an annual tradition, and we hope that even more will take part this year.

Prticipants are being encouraged to swim 30 strokes in 30 bays around the Island and enjoy their stunning surroundings and appreciate the benefits of sea bathing. For those who don’t wish to go that far, there is also the option to visit their closest or their favourite bay 30 times and swim their 30 strokes there.

As a result of the restrictions in place around social gatherings as a result of COVID-19, the traditional opening and closing swims will not be held and participants are being reminded to adhere to physical distancing advice travelling to and from their swim and while on the beach and in the water. However, as this is a much loved community event, all those taking part are being encouraged to take photos or make short videos of their swims, and share these with the wider community through the 30 Bays Facebook page. After all, while this event is about raising money for two great causes, it’s also all about creating great memories and making the most of the Jersey summer.

Katrina Hancock, Director of Income Generation at Jersey Hospice Care, said “This is a fantastic annual event that people of all ages can enjoy. It’s a wonderful way to explore the island and rediscover bays that you may not have been to for years. Many people tell us what a pleasure it has been rediscovering sea swimming and making the most of what our beautiful island has to offer. As a new sea-swimmer myself, this is definitely one my family and I are keen to take part in this year”.

Charles Alluto, Chief Executive of the National Trust for Jersey, said ‘We hope as many people as possible will take part and enjoy the 30 Bays in 30 Days challenge. Please do not be put off if you think that you cannot complete the challenge in July, we encourage you to continue in August or just swim in your favourite bay as many times as you can’.

For more information and to register, head to the event website: 30bays30days.org.je. Swimmers can also register online throughout the month of August.

The event is generously supported by Network Insurance & Financial Planning, The Potting Shed, Fuse 2 and Mitchell Building Contractors.

 

 


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Roslyn Gomersall

My mum passed away a few years ago in the incredible care of Jersey Hospice Care. The whole team were amazing and after a while I just felt it was the right time to give something back. I wasn’t really sure what I could do, being a mother to four young children. However, I contacted the Volunteer Manager and we discussed the options that would suit my skills and my time commitments.

I help out collecting donation tins and will go to events and hold buckets. I also help out at the Jersey Marathon running a water station, which helps to support running teams who are fundraising for Hospice. My children get involved with this too and they absolutely love it, it’s a real family affair! I also do a little admin from time to time and drive patients to and from the King Centre.

I get so much back from volunteering at Hospice. I feel I am contributing to such a good cause, my children are learning the value of volunteering and I am meeting new friends.