Hospice care is not just a building, it is a way of caring for people. Our care aims to improve the lives of people whose illness may not be curable. We help people to live as actively as possible after diagnosis to the end of their lives, however long that might be. We place the highest value on respect and choice.
Our team of doctors, nurses and other professional staff provide specialist care and support for local people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, in the hospice and at home. We not only take care of patients' physical needs, we consider their emotional, spiritual and social needs too. And we support families and close friends, both during illness and in bereavement.
We provide care throughout a patient's illness, so they achieve the best possible quality of life. This includes end of life care, helping them to achieve a good death incorporating four key principles: respect, time to plan, care and support.
We're a charity mainly funded by local people. Together we need to raise around £3.4 million a year to continue to provide our services for free.
- 18 single, en-suite inpatient bedrooms
- Outpatient clinics
- Day support services
- Hospice at home
- 24 hour advice
- Lymphoedema clinic
- Occupational therapy
- Complementary therapy
- Social Work
- Bereavement support
- Carers Support
- Creative therapy
- Hair & image services
- Education & training
- Macmillan Cancer Information & Support
"The initial welcome and smile of the receptionist to the human, non jargonal conversations that we have with the nurses and doctors, the cleanliness of the building and the willingness to care for her, do everything to make this exceptionally difficult time as manageable as it possibly can be, " (A comment from a card received from the relative of a patient.)