Philosophy of Care

The aim of Wirral Hospice St John's is to warmly welcome people with progressive illness, which has failed to respond to curative treatment, into the quiet calm of a highly professional caring atmosphere, which comforts always both them and those who are important to them.

Lights shine across Wirral in memory of our loved ones

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported Light up a Life so far this year. To date we have raised £88,000 for future patient care at Wirral Hospice with more donations coming in each day. 

We have had some lovely comments about the lights this year and are proud that so many people attended the switch on.

If you have not sponsored a light in memory of your loved one but would like to, please go to www.wirralhospice.org/light or call 0151 343 0778

New President at Wirral Hospice St John's


His Honour John Roberts took the role of president at Wirral Hospice St John's AGM on Monday, 25th November 2014. On his appointment, he paid tribute to the outgoing present, Lady Jean Stoddart, who, with her husband Ken, has been associated with the Hospice since its foundation 33 years ago.

"I thought long and hard before agreeing to this role because it is so important to the Wirral," he said. "Lady Stoddart is a difficult act to follow."

His Honour is a native of Wirral having lived on the peninsula nearly all his life. He practised as a barrister on the Northern Circuit for 23 years with chambers in Liverpool. In 1993 he became a circuit judge sitting initially in Manchester and Bolton. In January 2002 he returned to his native city sitting in Liverpool Crown Court. He retired from the bench in December 2012. He became a Wirral Hospice Ambassador in December 2012, and has supported Hospice activities and fundraising events over the last two years, such as the Hospice’s annual Gala Dinner.

Our Hospice Family


Our Hospice Family is the name a series of 30 second films to be screened in The Light Cinema, New Brighton. The short clips aim to show people the breadth of the work carried out at Wirral Hospice St John’s.

The clips are extracts from a slightly longer patient and carer film made for us earlier in the year courtesy of Insight Moving Images. The clips will be running before each feature film for a year starting on Fri 5 Dec 2014. They illustrate the fact that Hospice care reaches out to the families and carers of patients, as well as the patients themselves: it is an accessible, friendly place. They also underline the fact that Wirral Hospice St John's could not offer the services it does, in the way that it does, without the support of its army of volunteers, and the generosity of Wirral community.

Julie Gorry, Chief Executive says: "Most of all, we wish to thank our supporters and the people of Wirral for taking our Hospice to their hearts."

Staff and volunteers will be helping to launch the campaign on Fri 5 Dec at the Light Cinema from 12.30pm with collection buckets and the Sing Me Merseyside choir entertaining cinema goers as they come along to see Paddington, The Imitation Game, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Mr Turner or Horrible Bosses 2 that afternoon.

Honour John Roberts took the role of president at Wirral Hospice St John's AGM on Monday, 25th November 2014. On his appointment, he paid tribute to the outgoing present, Lady Jean Stoddart, who, with her husband Ken, has been associated with the Hospice since its foundation 33 years ago.

"I thought long and hard before agreeing to this role because it is so important to the Wirral," he said. "Lady Stoddart is a difficult act to follow."

His Honour is a native of Wirral having lived on the peninsula nearly all his life. He practised as a barrister on the Northern Circuit for 23 years with chambers in Liverpool. In 1993 he became a circuit judge sitting initially in Manchester and Bolton. In January 2002 he returned to his native city sitting in Liverpool Crown Court. He retired from the bench in December 2012. He became a Wirral Hospice Ambassador in December 2012, and has supported Hospice activities and fundraising events over the last two years, such as the Hospice's annual Gala Dinner.

Meet Judi Ebbrell, Wirral Hospice's new Head of Clinical Services


Tasked with contributing to the development and implementation of new strategies for end of life care which will reach out beyond the physical constraints of the Hospice site, Judi describes her role as ‘smoothing boundaries and working in partnership’ with other services. Read our blog post on Judi Ebbrell.

Sainsbury's Upton chooses our Hospice for a second year

We are very excited to say that Sainsbury’s Upton has announced that Wirral Hospice St John's will receive a year’s worth of fundraising and awareness support for a second year.

The announcement comes after local residents had the opportunity to nominate their favourite local charity to receive a year’s worth of support from the team at Sainsbury’s Upton. Last year, the store supported the Hospice to raise a record £12,086 to help us continue to provide its vital services. 

The Local Charity scheme continues to grow, with over £6 million raised for local charities nationwide since it launched in 2009.

Sainsbury’s Ian Massey, deputy Store Manager said: “We’ve had a great response from our customers this year, both through in-store and online votes. We’re delighted to have chosen a charity which touched many of our colleagues’ hearts. We will now be working closely with the charity to ensure they really benefit from being our Local Charity for the next 12 months”.

Hayley Gough from Wirral Hospice St John's said: "The support of Sainsbury’s Upton has been an enormous boost to our Fundraising this year. We are absolutely thrilled to have been chosen again for a second year. We are so very grateful to the Customers and Staff for their fantastic support and we look forward to another year of working together as partners."

 

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