We are thrilled to have been ‘Highly Commended’ at this year’s Palliative and End of Life Care Awards

Awarded by Care Talk magazine, the Palliative and End of Life Care Awards recognise and celebrate excellence in palliative and end of life care in social and hospice care settings across the UK.


The awards highlight initiatives within social care and hospices that improve how people live and die towards the end of their life, when dealing with life-limiting conditions.

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We are proud to be a finalist in two categories and ‘Highly Commended’ on the night at this year’s gala event.


We were ‘Highly Commended’ in The Diversity and Inclusion Award category for our dedication to enhancing diversity and inclusivity amongst staff, volunteers, patients and families at The Myton Hospices, as well as ensuring equitable access for those not yet utilising our services.


We are proud of the work we are undertaking to actively understand the needs of underrepresented groups in our community to ensure they can access the services they need. We have also introduced policies within our organisation, such as mandatory training and participating in the Inclusive Recruitment Project Group, to ensure we are an inclusive setting for our employees and volunteers.


We believe that hospice care should be accessible and equitable for all, as well as being inclusive for our staff and volunteers. We are working hard to achieve this and are elated to have been ‘Highly Commended’ for our work in this area.


We are also a finalist in The Partnership Working Across Health & Social Care category for our Citizens Advice service, in partnership with Citizens Advice Coventry and funded by Macmillan.


This hospice-based advice service for patients and their loved ones offers free-of-charge, advice covering a wide variety of concerns, such as benefits, finances, housing, social and welfare issues.


The aim is to provide a helping hand through some of the issues that can arise from being diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. This innovative collaboration is a first in terms of extending beyond cancer patients and being based across all three of our hospice sites in Coventry, Rugby and Warwick.


We are incredibly proud to offer this vital service to our patients and their families, enabling us to alleviate additional stress and anxiety so that people living with a life-limiting illness can focus on making memories with their loved ones in their last few months, weeks or days of life.


Everyone at Myton is thrilled to have been recognised for this great addition to our services.


Ruth Freeman, CEO at The Myton Hospices, said:


Our team at Myton are thrilled to be finalists for two prestigious awards, and to be 'Highly Commended' for our Diversity and Inclusion work.

We believe that everyone matters for every single moment of their life, and this recognition underscores our unwavering commitment to providing holistic palliative and end of life care.

We strive to ensure that every individual receives the support and information they need, from accessing our services to understanding the grants and benefits they are entitled to, to alleviate unnecessary stress during an extremely difficult time.

Jodie Morris, Director of Patient & Family Services at The Myton Hospices, was joined by Kieran Howell, Macmillan Financial and Benefit Advisor, Jessica Timmins, Macmillan Partnership Manager – Midlands (Black Country) and Alicia Pates, Macmillan Team Lead and Benefits Caseworker at the gala event in London last week to celebrate these achievements.


Hosted by Good Morning Britain presenter, Kate Garraway, the team met likeminded individuals all working to make a difference for patients and families receiving palliative and end of life care.


We are also proud to announce that we are a finalist for the Charity Today Awards in the Partnership Award category for our Citizens Advice service. We are thrilled to be recognised once again for this invaluable service within an awarding body that aims to inspire people to get involved and make a positive difference in their communities


We are looking forward to the Awards Presentation in October