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.

Lady Jean Stoddart awarded OBE in New Year Honours list

Lady Jean Stoddart, who was awarded the OBE in the recent New Year’s Honours list, retired as President of Wirral Hospice St John’s in November 2014, after a decade in the position. Read the full story on Wirral Hospice’s blog.

Strategic Plan

We are delighted to share Wirral Hospice St John’s Strategic Plan with our supporters. The Strategy outlines our key aims and objectives for the next four years and was distributed at the Hospice’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Mon 24 Nov 2014. In essence, we are striving to maintain and, where possible, improve our high standards of care.

A particular focus for us is to expand our support for the families and carers of our patients. Our Hospice’s team of health and social care professionals are all important and their ongoing training and development is crucial in delivering our specialist care. The Hospice also endeavours to help our army of volunteers feel valued and supported. Our charity could not function without the generosity of the Wirral community through donations and fundraising activities. The operations and finance teams ensure that every penny counts in ensuring the best standards of care.

You can download two versions of our Strategic Plan: Strategy at a Glance or the fuller, more detailed Strategy 2015-2019. We hope that these will help you to see how Wirral Hospice St John’s plans to develop over the next five years.

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."


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