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.

April is the Hospice's Make A Will Month

You can have your will drawn up professionally in return for a reasonable donation to Wirral Hospice St John’s. The following solicitors are participating in the scheme; please contact them directly to book an appointment stating that you wish to participate in the Hospice’s Make A Will Month:

Ms Cath Kehoe 0151 6385457
Haworth & Gallagher, Wallasey CH46 4NN

Mr Richard Entwistle/Ms Carina Kervin 0151 647 6000
Hillyer McKeown, Birkenhead CH41 6AU

Mr John-Paul Dennis/Mr Jasper Dawson 0151 608 9078
Kirwans, Prenton CH42 8PE

Ms Claire Currie 0151 677 3433
Kirwans, Moreton CH46 6AD

Ms Rachel Eley 0151 647 9381
Lees Solicitors LLP, Birkenhead CH41 5AR

Ms Sally Johnson 0151 342 6273
Lees Solicitors LLP, Heswall CH60 0AQ

Ms Maxine Philips 0151 625 9364
Lees Solicitors LLP, West Kirby CH48 4EF

Ms Jennifer Howell 0151 342 6447
Maxwell Hodge Solicitors, Heswall CH60 0AL

Ms Andrea Ashton 0151 625 9154
Maxwell Hodge Solicitors, West Kirby CH48 4EF

Mr Stephen Wilde 0151 353 1899
Wilde & Company, Neston CH64 9UJ

Conference - End of Life Care and the Law

Wirral Hospice St John’s are pleased to announce a joint conference open to all grades of GP’s, medical staff and legal professionals, brought to you in partnership with Hill Dickinson LLP

End of Life Care and the Law

Wednesday 25 June 2014
9.00am - 4.30pm
Village Hotel, Bromborough, CH63 4UE
Cost: £75

Key topics
• Current issues around end of life care
• Duties of the doctor in delivering end of life care
• Do not attempt cardio pulmonary resuscitation orders
• Mental Capacity Act, Court of Protection
• Putting it all together

Healthcare professionals of all levels need to have an understanding of the legal and ethical framework that surrounds the care and treatment of patients who are nearing the end of their lives.  This understanding should include the use of DNACPR orders, the implications of withholding and withdrawing life sustaining treatment, advance decisions and other relevant sections of the Mental Capacity Act.

Keynote speakers include:
Professor Rob George
Professor in Palliative Care, Kings College London
Consultant in Palliative Care, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals
NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Claud Regnard FRCP
Consultant in Palliative Medicine
St Oswald’s Hospice, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tista Chakravarty-Gannon
Regional Liaison Advisor, General Medical Council (GMC)

Victoria Butler-Cole
Barrister, 39 Essex Street
Hill Dickinson LLP

Parishil Patel
Barrister, 39 Essex Street
Hill Dickinson LLP

To secure your place please click here


Wirral Hospice objects to plans to build pub / restaurant nearby

A planning application has been made for development of Drayton Motors into an amenity restaurant by Greene King, who own 1,600 pubs in the UK

Now although it would be lovely to have a nice new pub/restaurant in the area, its proximity to the Hospice particularly the ward area poses concerns, which is why we are objecting to the plans.

Read why the Hospice is objecting to the planning application. To support our objection, you can sign an online petition or write a short letter to Wirral Council, which can be dropped off directly at the Hospice’s main reception and we will forward it on or by writing directly to the Council:

FAO Mrs C Parker (App/14/00038)
Dept of Regeneration
Housing and Planning
North Annexe
Brighton Street
CH44 8ED

We kindly request that all letters of objection are submitted by Mon 24 March 2014. Thank you in advance if you are able to support our objection.

Catalytic Converter stolen from patient minibus

Staff at Wirral Hospice were devastated to discover that thieves had stolen the catalytic converter from the Hospice’s patient minibus on Mon 17 Mar 2014, leaving it off the road until it can be fixed.

On Tue morning, the Hospice’s driver collected patients coming in for medical assessments and day therapy services as usual but something wasn’t quite right with the minibus so it was taken to a local garage to be checked out. The mechanics noticed straight away that the converter had been removed and it is being kept in until a new part can be delivered and fitted.

The night watchman on duty at the Hospice last night spotted someone lurking by the minibus but when he went to investigate the person ran off. As the watchman continued his security round, he spotted the person run back, pick something up from the ground before running off for good. Upon closer inspection, nothing seemed untoward with the minibus - its doors and windows were all in tact and no obvious attempt at a break-in. 

Read more about this shocking news on the Hospice’s blog. If you’d like to make a small contribution to help the Hospice pay for a new catalytic converter, you can donate via JustGiving’s site or text WHSJ77 £5 (or more) to 70070. Thank you.

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