The palliative nursing provided was of a standard which far surpassed anything we could have hoped for.The family of a patient of St Ann’s Hospice
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St Ann’s Hospice is here to help and support people through one of the most difficult times of their lives.
Inpatient care means being admitted to one of our hospices as a patient, to have pain managed and symptoms controlled.
Much of what the hospice offers doesn’t require a person to be an inpatient, but are provided as ‘day therapy’ services.
Care at St Ann’s Hospice is based on the simple idea that a person who has a life-limiting illness or is dying – is still very much a living person, with unique physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs.
Our aim is to help people maintain their dignity and have the best quality of life possible. We’re not just focused on our patients either: we recognise that it’s also a difficult time for relatives, carers and friends and that they may need support too.
Our three main areas of care, are:
All of the services provided by the hospice are free of charge - and around two thirds of our funding comes from donations and fundraising events.
The sooner we are involved, the more we can help
We can provide care right from the point of diagnosis – and the earlier we are involved, the more we can help to make a real difference to the lives of patients and those who support them.
St Ann’s Hospice has 3 locations, providing care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 2 of those – with support 7 days a week within the community.
The quality of care
We have access to the same quality of medical professionals as a hospital, from consultants and specialist registrars (who are being trained as the consultants of the future) to junior doctors, GPs and nursing staff. Over and above this, St Ann’s Hospice is a recognised centre of excellence for specialist palliative care - even providing training for other medical professionals locally, regionally and nationally.
Our teams work hard to try to give back as much normality to people’s lives, wherever they can. One example is pain relief: reducing or removing someone’s pain requires a great deal of expertise, but doing so can literally transform their life – giving them back a renewed vigour and making their life more ‘normal’ again.