About hospice care...
Hospices care for the needs of people living with a life limiting or incurable condition, supporting them with dignity and respect and helping to improve their quality of life.
Support is available for patients and those loved ones around them who are trying to cope with a difficult situation. Hospice care can be provided in patients’ own homes, day centres, hospice buildings and other settings.
Hospice care is free of charge, but hospices only receive limited statutory funding, which is why fundraising is so important to help them continue to providing care for people who need their services.
There are many reasons why someone may need hospice care. Some people go into a hospice for a few days to help manage their symptoms and then go home again. Sometimes patients go into a hospice so their loved one or carer can have a short break from looking after them.