Peace Hospice Charity
‘Peace Hospice Care provides free, specialist, care for patients, and their families, facing a life-limiting illness in South West Hertfordshire and the wider area. We provide support at end of life but the majority of our work focuses on supporting those with life-limiting illnesses and helping them to manage their conditions. That support (known as palliative care) includes symptom management, pain control, companionship, spiritual support, coping strategies and improving the physical wellbeing 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 – providing pain control and symptom management for patients at end of life and, also, for those patients who need short-term support to manage their illness. For those returning home we work in liaison with our Community Services Team.
- Community Services – which brings hospice care to patients’ homes through our nurse-led Hospice at Home service and volunteer-led Herts Neighbours Service.
- Starlight Outpatient Services – which, based at the Hospice in Watford, offers a range of groups and clinics. Our services support carers and patients from early diagnosis and throughout their illness by enabling and empowering them to manage their conditions.
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. By taking part in the Northwood Festival of Sport and fundraising for the Hospice you can make a difference to somebody in the local community. Please download the sponsorship form here.
If you do choose to support Peace Hospice Care contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01923 335365 to let us know. Thank you so much for your support!