What others say

Hothorpe Hall 2018

Weaving Together Holistic Care in palliative and end of life care

Felt recharged, assured, loved

Lovely caring atmosphere, given the space and respect to engage and learn. Unique Christina/ethos and flavour thankyou.  

New to H23.  It has a unique feel; not over dominated by one healthcare speciality, a lovely gentle Christian backdrop

I feel totally refreshed after this weekend.  I have met some wonderful like-minded people.  I have come away knowing I do a good job and good ideas for future practice

I think it’s an excellent conference and hope other colleagues can benefit

An excellent holistic conference thankyou

Wonderfully unexpected variety – great mix of chats/music/ activity and inspiration




Hothorpe  2017 - Suffering and Well-being

  • Excellent. Really good input and a wealth of shared experience shared.
  • Another really outstanding conference

What made it special:

  • excellent presentations of relevant topics
  • Speakers – all so knowledgeable and helpful
  • The relaxed atmosphere – very friendly encouraging participation

Uniqueness of conference:

  • Many conferences focus on good p care but few that focus on well-being of those giving care – or focus on just one method eg CBT, mindfulness, Relaxation
  • Covers many areas which can give us support and self-help in a practical way is a real bonus
  • Many conferences are not multi-disciplinary – this is helpful and reflects workplaceVery good conference with interesting speakers. 
  • Really inspirational conference. Good content and participation and networking fulfilling the mission of Hospice 23 of of of support for those working in Palliative Care
  • Thoroughly enjoyed the conference. Quality of speakers and variety of items and events was excellent. Good balance and time for networking.



Lee Abbey 2015 - Compassionate Care

  • great to have some reflective time and time to 'step off'
  • excellent conference with time to network

Scargill 2013 - Accompanying the Dying

  • quite an astonishing and refreshing experience (doctor)
  • reinforced for me the need to be a good listener and the power of being heard even when things do not change (counsellor)
  • time to think about how the person I am and the experiences I have underpin what I do (nurse)

Scargill 2012 - Still Point in a Changing World

  • so worthwhile me being here in everyway (nurse)
  • it was educational, exciting and full of love (chaplain)
  • a blessing to be here (chaplain)
  • inspirational and very helpful (doctor)
  • it was such an honour to represent my hospice. I immediately felt welcome and realised that whatever department or part of the world we come from we all have a common bond - to improve our practice and demonstrate loving care to those we are privileged to look after (nurse)
  • the conference was well organised, informative and educative - more to come in the future (nurse)
  • a lovely conference with a well balanced mix of information along with time for reflection and renewal (team administrator)
  • I really enjoyed the conference, it gave me inspiration and the will to do things and accomplish them (nurse)
  • an excellent conference in all respects, I have found renewal of faith here in a loving uncritical atmosphere (chaplain)
  • encouraging and motivating (nurse)