Peace Hospice Care
Contact: Shirley Burns
Tel: 01923 330330
About Peace Hospice Care
Peace Hospice Care provides free, specialist, care across Hertfordshire, for patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness. We provide support at end of life but the majority of our work focuses on supporting those with life-limiting illnesses who have many more years to live. That support (known as palliative care) includes symptom control, pain relief, companionship, spiritual support, coping strategies and improving the physical well being of patients as well as offering opportunities for them to talk about their illness and meet others.
Our patients have a range of illnesses including: cancer, neurological conditions, heart failure, organ failure and chronic lung disease.
We provide care through our:
- Inpatient Unit which provides pain and symptom control for patients at end of life but also for those patients who have many more years to live but need help managing their condition. For those returning home we can also provide rehabilitation with the support of our Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist.
- Community Services which bring hospice care to patients’ homes through our nurse-led Hospice at Home service and volunteer-led Herts Neighbours Service.
- Starlight Day Services - based at the Hospice in Watford, offering a range of groups and clinics, including specialist breathing groups for those with chronic lung disease, wellbeing and therapeutic arts sessions, physio-led exercise, complementary therapy, specialist information and talking therapies (counselling) for patients and their families.
In 2016 the Care Quality Commission, an independent regulator of health and social services, awarded us an overall ‘Good’ rating with ‘Outstanding’ for caring.
To run and deliver these services we need £5 million a year. We rely heavily on charitable donations, community and corporate fundraising and our high street shops to raise vital funds.
For more information please call 01923 330 330 or visit www.peacehospicecare.org.uk.
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Peace Hospice Care provides specialist support for individuals and their families and carers facing a life-limiting illness across the Hertfordshir...