Our History

Caring for Wirral

Wirral Hospice St John’s was established over 38 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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A Summer of Care for a Cuppa
23/05/2022 in Uncategorised
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend, 2nd – 4th June, (a whole FOUR…
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Thank You to our Wirral Coastal Walkers
05/05/2022 in Charity Challenge Events Fundraising Hospice Heroes Wirral Hospice
On Sunday 22nd May, following a gap of two years, our Wirral…
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Meet Kath: A Wirral Hospice volunteer since day one
20/04/2022 in Hospice Heroes Volunteering Volunteers Wirral Hospice
Kath Kenyon is a delightful lady. The perfect volunteer. Helpful, committed, thoughtful,…
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Meet Anita: Hospice Bank Nurse and Super Supporter
11/04/2022 in Charity Fundraising Hospice Heroes Wirral Hospice
The phrase, ‘you can take that to the bank’, is confirmation that…
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A Summer of Care for a Cuppa
23/05/2022 in Uncategorised
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend, 2nd – 4th June, (a whole FOUR…
Read More
Post Image
Thank You to our Wirral Coastal Walkers
05/05/2022 in Charity Challenge Events Fundraising Hospice Heroes Wirral Hospice
On Sunday 22nd May, following a gap of two years, our Wirral…
Read More
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Meet Kath: A Wirral Hospice volunteer since day one
20/04/2022 in Hospice Heroes Volunteering Volunteers Wirral Hospice
Kath Kenyon is a delightful lady. The perfect volunteer. Helpful, committed, thoughtful,…
Read More
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Meet Anita: Hospice Bank Nurse and Super Supporter
11/04/2022 in Charity Fundraising Hospice Heroes Wirral Hospice
The phrase, ‘you can take that to the bank’, is confirmation that…
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