Willowbrook Hospice is an Independent Charity established in 1993 by local people to raise funds to build and run a Specialist Palliative Care Unit.
The Hospice is located in Prescot, Merseyside and opened in 1997 and provides specialist palliative care to people who have cancer and other terminal illnesses such as motor neurone disease and COPD, we also provide support to their carers and families living in St Helens, Knowsley and the surrounding areas.
We have 12 inpatient en-suite bedrooms with patio doors allowing entry to our beautiful gardens, including our award winning Japanese gardens. We hold weekly out-patient clinics and are registered for up to 60 Day Hospice places a week. We work very closely in partnership with the local health care community to improve the quality of life for those people living with their illness and we liaise with the Hospital Specialist Palliative Care Team, the Community Specialist Palliative Care Team and the local Primary Care Teams, including local GPs and district nurses.
The Hospice is governed by a Board of Trustees and run on a day to day basis by an experienced management team, over 125 staff and over 530 volunteers and has six main services, including; In-patient, Well Being, Out-patient, Therapy services, Education and Advance Care Planning. In all our services we treat each individual patient in a holistic way, looking after not only their physical but also their spiritual, psychological, social and emotional needs.
In providing our services we aim to provide Specialist Palliative Care through the expertise of our Multi-Professional Team for those patients who are referred to us by their GP, Hospital Consultant or Healthcare Professional and we also aim to help each patient to achieve the best quality of life wherever possible and Encourage patients, their families and carers to ask for information to help them make decisions about their care.
All our care is provided free of charge and this extends to the families and carers of patients. It costs almost £5 million to provide all of the services, and we receive around one third from the local CCG. That leaves more than £3 million raised in and by the local community of individual donors, businesses, fundraising events, donation appeals, our own lottery, 12 shops, personal donations, legacies, donation of goods and regular giving.
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