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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Close to You: Jac Calland
10/12/2020 in Uncategorised
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YOU’RE HIRED! Meet Wirral Hospice St John’s...
05/02/2021 in hospice news Wirral Hospice
National Apprentices Week (#NAW21) took place between 8-14th February with a theme of…
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School Elf Runs raise thousands for Wirral Hospice St...
11/01/2021 in Uncategorised
Sixteen of Wirral’s schools, including Hayfield specialist school, took part in the…
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‘Christmas Lights’. Friendly rivalry in Templemore Road...
21/12/2020 in Uncategorised
“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”, so the lyrics of…
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Close to You: Jac Calland
10/12/2020 in Uncategorised
Late on, on Saturday 7th December, 2019, Jacqueline Calland, (known as Jac to…
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