Student Information – Sam Beare

Helen Bryant and her team extend a warm welcome to your new learning environment within the palliative care setting of Sam Beare Hospice.

Helen Bryant Ward Manager
Sue Budding Ward Sister
Sara Webster Ward Sister
Rachel Smelt Ward Sister

Location: Click here for a map of how to find us.

Palliative Care provides a unique opportunity to develop your skills to become a patient advocate. It will give you the knowledge to apply the concept of holistic nursing and provide:

to both patients and their families.

Induction Pack

You will receive:

Learning Opportunities

The placement will provide varied learning opportunities including:

Clinical Experience

You will have the opportunity to gain experience by working alongside the following day care, therapist, CNS and doctor colleagues:

Astrid Hadley Occupational Therapist
Sue Strudwick Assistant Occupational Therapist
Becky Stone Physiotherapist
Sheilagh Musoke Team Leader Palliative CNS
Lesley Grimmer CNS
Lorraine Deacon CNS
Debbie Worwood CNS
Liz Bennett Day Care Leader
Louise Gray Day Care Staff Nurse
Dr Bernadette Lee Consultant
Dr Sarah Bailey Speciality Doctor

Learning Resources

The following learning resources will be available:

Suggested learning sites can be found at:

Practice Development Team

We have a Practice Development Team consisting of:
Helen Pybus and Clare Lawrance who run the Woking and Sam Beare Hospices Education Programme in Palliative care.

Duty Times

You will be supernumerary to staff numbers. Shift times are as follows:

At the start of the placement your mentor will meet with you to arrange your duties. We will try and accommodate any requests.


We will ensure you feel safe and supported during your placement here by allocating you a mentor and co-mentor prior to your arrival who are all experienced members of the team with either, or both, the:

They will work closely with you throughout your placement and provide you with the opportunity of one-to-one supervision and tutorials.

Please phone and let your mentor, or the nurse in charge, know as soon as possible if you are unable for any reason to come in for a planned duty. You will also need to inform us when you can return. Any time off will need to be made up at the end of your placement in accordance with University guidelines.

Facilities and general information


We will ask you to complete our feedback form to help us evaluate how we have met your needs. In the meantime we hope you enjoy your time with us.