Weston Hospicecare provides free specialist palliative care for people with life-limiting conditions and their families in North Somerset and the bordering areas of Somerset.
Weston Hospicecare was founded in 1989 to provide free specialist palliative care for people with life-limiting conditions and their families in North Somerset and the bordering areas of Somerset. The area we serve covers Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding area extending to Congresbury and Yatton to the north; Cheddar, Axbridge and Wedmore to the east; and Burnham on Sea and Highbridge to the south.
This year we will work with approximately 1,300 patients, ensuring that they are pain-free, supported to lead an independent and rewarding life for as long as possible, and are able to live and be cared for in a place of their own choosing. We meet these aims through a variety of services including:
• An In-patient Unit – consisting of ten single en-suite bedrooms – seven of which are used for the short term care of patients who need specialist palliative care for symptom control and a further three beds are used for patients who require longer-term care in the last weeks of their lives.
• A Day Hospice – providing patients with practical care, emotional support and opportunities for socialising alongside an often much needed break for family carers.
• A Community Palliative Care Nursing Service – consisting of a team of eight (seven full-time equivalent) Community Palliative Care Nurse Specialists supporting patients in their own homes.
• A Chaplaincy Service and Bereavement Support Service – providing emotional, spiritual and bereavement support to patients and families of all faiths and none.