Our History

Caring for Wirral

Wirral Hospice was founded 30 years ago to bring care and comfort to people with incurable conditions nearing the end of their lives.

The vision was conceived by a small group of local doctors who then inspired and enthused the general Wirral community to support its creation, with the original Hospice opening on the Clatterbridge site in 1983, moving into a new, purpose-built facility thirteen years later.

Although initially an inpatient facility, in 1990 the Hospice broadened its offer to day therapy and outpatients clinics, which complemented the already established Befriending Service and Bereavement Education.

Our Hospice is continually looking to be more accessible for Wirral residents who might benefit from its care and, to this end, has established Hospice at Home to support and enable our patients who wish to remain at home.

It is the continuing generosity of local residents and businesses which has made it possible for our Hospice to meet the constantly evolving and highly complex need and demand for specialist palliative and end of life care on Wirral.

Through this support, we now have six charity shops, run our own Lottery and have a fabulous year-round programme of events and challenges, all of which help us to achieve our annual fundraising target and to continue to provide our special care and comfort to our patients, their families and loved ones. Click here for more information on how you can support our Hospice.

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