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.
Light Up A Life 2015
Christmas may seem like a long way off but we know how much Wirral Hospice St John's Light Up A Life Appeal means to so many families across Wirral, to see those lights shining brightly throughout December in remembrance and celebration of those we hold dear in our hearts.
If you would like to sponsor a light please fill in the online Light Up A Life form. Alternatively, you can call the Fundraising office on 0151 343 0778 (Mon to Fri, 9am-5pm). All donations will receive a Light Up A Life card displaying your loved one's name and short message.
New report praises quality and availability of UK's End of Life care
A study of 80 countries carried out by the Economist Intelligence Unit said thanks to the NHS and hospice movement the care provided was second to none.
Read the BBC article.
Wirral Hospice’s Medical Director, Dr Cathy Lewis-Jones, talked to BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours programme about the subject on Tue 6 Oct - listen to the Radio 4 podcast.
Wirral Hospice backs new Marie Curie report
A new Marie Curie report reveals inequalities across the country for people needing to access non-cancer palliative care services. Wirral Hospice St John’s supports the findings of this report and understands how difficult it can be for patients with conditions other than cancer to access the right care for them. There can be a lot of confusion about what hospice care is for, because there is an assumption that it is solely for people with cancer requiring care at the very end of their lives. Dr Catherine Hayle, Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Wirral Hospice, specialises in non-cancer conditions. You can listen to Dr Hayle (scroll to 1hr 6mins) explain why access to good quality care is essential when she was interviewed by BBC Radio Merseyside – you can also read our Wirral Hospice blog post on the topic.
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."
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