Our History

Caring for Wirral

Wirral Hospice St John’s was established over 37 years ago to provide specialist care and support services for people with life-limiting conditions including cancers as well as other complex lung, heart, neurological and autoimmune diseases.

A small group of local doctors then inspired and brought together more people from our Wirral community to support its creation.

The original hospice opened at, what is now, Clatterbridge Health Park in 1983, developing into purpose-built facilities here by 1990.

Thereafter, what had been an Inpatients ward was expanded to offer a day service, now called The Wellbeing Centre, and Outpatients clinics to complement befriending and bereavement services in our Patient and Family support services.

Nowadays we’re even more accessible to Wirral people via our Hospice at Home service which supports and enables our patients who wish to remain at home.

Many, many, heartfelt thanks are owed to all those individuals, businesses and other organisations, whose support now, and ever since those early days, allows us to deliver all of our services, free of charge.

More details of the present day services we provide can be found via our Patients and Professionals page.

If you’d like know more about how you can support our fundraising efforts visit our How you can Help page. 

 

News and Stories

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Hands in Glove-r. Our new Clinical Services Manager, Lisa,...
30/04/2021 in hospice news Wirral Hospice
Lisa Glover is our ‘new’ Clinical Services Manager, responsible for the day…
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Happy Birthday : Alice Burgess
01/04/2021 in hospice news Wirral Hospice
Sister, Alice Burgess, is a big part of hospice life. She’s been…
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Pay it Forward* : Happy Retirement to our fantastic finance...
31/03/2021 in hospice news Uncategorised Wirral Hospice
They say good things come in small packages and with Sandie Raynor…
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Happy Retirement to Jill Littlewood our outgoing Inpatients...
23/03/2021 in hospice news
After “40-odd years” as a nurse, Yorkshire born Jill, has seen it…
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Hands in Glove-r. Our new Clinical Services Manager, Lisa,...
30/04/2021 in hospice news Wirral Hospice
Lisa Glover is our ‘new’ Clinical Services Manager, responsible for the day…
Read More
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Happy Birthday : Alice Burgess
01/04/2021 in hospice news Wirral Hospice
Sister, Alice Burgess, is a big part of hospice life. She’s been…
Read More
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Pay it Forward* : Happy Retirement to our fantastic finance...
31/03/2021 in hospice news Uncategorised Wirral Hospice
They say good things come in small packages and with Sandie Raynor…
Read More
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Happy Retirement to Jill Littlewood our outgoing Inpatients...
23/03/2021 in hospice news
After “40-odd years” as a nurse, Yorkshire born Jill, has seen it…
Read More