About us

Our values

We strive to offer a fulfilling and enjoyable place to work for everyone. We recognise that our people and the values they demonstrate play an important role in helping us to deliver outstanding care.

Read more about our values and how we put them into action.

Our vision

Anyone facing life-limiting illness should receive the care and support they deserve

Our mission

St Barnabas and Chestnut Tree House hospices seek to achieve dignity, comfort and choice for adults and children facing life-limiting illnesses through specialised supportive care

Our strategic objectives

  • We will provide excellence in Palliative and End of Life Care for all we serve, through continuous improvement, utilising research and education.
  • We will support all in our communities affected by life-limiting conditions to live and die with choice and dignity.
  • We will build a sustainable model of care in collaboration with our partners.
  • We will create a culture that enables staff and volunteers to reach their full potential through support and investment.

Our Values

Infographic of our values reading: We are caring, we are courageous and we are connected


  • We place children and adults, their families and carers, at the heart of all we do.
  • We care passionately about the difference we make.
  • We are inclusive and treat everybody with compassion, care, dignity and respect.


  • We have the courage to aspire to deliver excellence in all we do.
  • We are ambitious, brave, and innovative and continually strive to improve our knowledge and skills


  • We listen, connect with and understand the needs of the people we support and work with and ensure we respect their choices.
  • We work as a team to motivate, encourage and support each other.
  • We are connected and work collaboratively with others through strong partnerships.

Our Values in Action

Find out how we put our values into action, and read more about what our values mean to us as an organisation.

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