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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Married volunteers, Paul and Debbie Esseen, help out at our...
27/07/2021 in Charity Shop Volunteering Volunteers Wirral Hospice
Wallasey born and bred, Paul Esseen, had been living an everyday life…
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Spotlight on Sandie Fairclough: A volunteer for all seasons
05/07/2021 in Events Hospice Heroes Volunteering Volunteers
For the past 12 years Wirral Hospice St John’s volunteer, Sandie Fairclough,…
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Dr Richard Latten to run London Marathon for Wirral Hospice...
01/07/2021 in Charity Challenge Fundraising Hospice Heroes hospice news
On Sunday 3rd October, Dr Richard Latten, is going to be running…
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Offices and other workplaces donating stock for Wirral...
09/06/2021 in Charity Shop hospice news Wirral Hospice
Ever since the first coronavirus lockdown many people, including business owners, their…
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Married volunteers, Paul and Debbie Esseen, help out at our...
27/07/2021 in Charity Shop Volunteering Volunteers Wirral Hospice
Wallasey born and bred, Paul Esseen, had been living an everyday life…
Read More
Post Image
Spotlight on Sandie Fairclough: A volunteer for all seasons
05/07/2021 in Events Hospice Heroes Volunteering Volunteers
For the past 12 years Wirral Hospice St John’s volunteer, Sandie Fairclough,…
Read More
Post Image
Dr Richard Latten to run London Marathon for Wirral Hospice...
01/07/2021 in Charity Challenge Fundraising Hospice Heroes hospice news
On Sunday 3rd October, Dr Richard Latten, is going to be running…
Read More
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Offices and other workplaces donating stock for Wirral...
09/06/2021 in Charity Shop hospice news Wirral Hospice
Ever since the first coronavirus lockdown many people, including business owners, their…
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