Weston Hospicecare is an independent adult hospice which provides hospice care to people in and around Weston-super-Mare.
We make sure that everyone we support gets a warm welcome from our team, who are dedicated to helping to make sure that those we care for can live as well as they can for as long as they can.
The hospice consists of a Day Hospice, a ten-bed In-Patient Unit, the Wellbeing Centre, a team of Hospice Community Nurse Specialists, and our Family Support Team, which includes support groups, companions and our chaplaincy and bereavement teams. These services work in harmony to ensure patients receive excellent specialist care, be that at home or in the hospice, and we work to ensure that patients and their loved ones are cared for and reassured throughout one of the toughest experience they will ever face.
Our doctors, nurses, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, complementary therapists, chaplain and counsellor will all work together to provide excellent professional care, which is all supported by our wonderful team of dedicated and experienced volunteers.
The team also works in conjunction with GPs, consultants and other medical professionals to ensure our patients are well looked after.
Everyone we meet and care for has very individual needs. By talking with each person as an individual, we are able to develop a plan that best supports the patient and lays out which services he or she may need access to — be that at the hospice or wherever home is for them. This plan will be specially developed to meet the individual’s emotional, social, psychological and spiritual needs.
While our clinical team is excellent at caring for emotional needs, we also have a specially trained Family Support Team that can offer free social, emotional and spiritual assistance for both patients and their loved ones.
This support for our patients’ families and loved ones – no matter how young or old – can come both throughout the patient’s illness and after bereavement for as long we’re needed. We know that patients and their loved ones may need more or less help at any given time, and we respect and understand this, so the level of support we offer will be tailored to meet those needs.
All of this care is provided free of charge to patients and relatives. To learn more about the care we provide, click here. To learn more about how we’re funded and how our supporters help us raise more than £4million each year to provide this support, click here.