Hospice in line for business award

John Taylor Hospice reaches national UKPBA finals.

Birmingham’s John Taylor Hospice has been chosen as one of six social enterprises to be a national finalist in the UK Private Business Awards.

The hospice, which left the NHS to become an independent social enterprise five years ago, was chosen by the awards voting panel after regional finals across the country.

Founded in 1910, John Taylor Hospice provides specialist palliative and end of life care both at its Erdington hospice and in the community. With an In-Patient Unit, community teams, day hospice and specialists including physiotherapists, pharmacists and occupational therapists its teams ensure ‘Taylor-made’ care for patients and their families.

Now in their sixth year, the UK Private Business Awards aim to recognise the most successful companies, social enterprises, entrepreneurs and management teams from across the business spectrum and this year received more than 2,200 nominations.

The hospice is a finalist in the new category of Social Enterprise of the Year Award and the winners will be announced at an event in London sponsored by PwC on 15 September.

Hospice CEO Penny Venables said: “As a not for profit social enterprise, John Taylor Hospice and all of our staff are totally dedicated to providing the very best of specialist care for the people in our local community.

“It’s wonderful news that this work has been recognised and that we have been selected from the hundreds of entries for these awards to be a national finalist. It pays tribute to the commitment of our staff and volunteers in making every moment matter for everyone we care for.”

For more information about John Taylor Hospice and its services visit www.johntaylorhospice.org.uk