Prospect Hospice has been providing end of life care to the people of Swindon and north east Wiltshire for over 40 years. Find out more about where we've come from and who we are here.
Find out about the range of end-of-life care services that we offer to patients and their families. These delivered free of charge and are designed to provide compassionate, personalised support during every stage of a life-limiting illness in every kind of care setting, to anyone who needs it.
We couldn’t do what we do without considerable support from our local community. Find out all the different ways in which you can support Prospect Hospice, including fundraising, volunteering and purchasing from our shops. All contributions are greatly appreciated and enables us to deliver care that is free of charge to our patients and their families.
The son of a woman who spent her final days cared for by Prospect Hospice staff has bought them all cakes as a gesture of the family’s gratitude.
Bette Saif of Old Town became poorly with renal failure in January 2021. Son Amber, 49, who lives in Kuwait, says that by the time travel rules permitted him to return to the UK she was clearly deteriorating.
“Mum went into Prospect Hospice, and that was the beginning of a profoundly humbling experience for me,” says Amber.
“I thought she’d want to go back home to have her last days there, but she wanted to stay. Her room looked out onto trees and birds, and the staff were so motivated to keep her comfortable. It’s much more than a job for them, it’s a personal undertaking. The staff at Prospect Hospice really do sacrifice themselves to make the last stage of life not just efficient but a pleasant experience.
“One staff member saw me taking some time out in the grounds to pray and offered me the use of their spiritual room. My mother was a Christian and I’m a Muslim but that space is for people of any belief or none. They were so sensitive.
“I bought the cakes for the staff because I wanted to show our family’s gratitude for the marvellous care they gave mum. I didn’t know much about Prospect Hospice before that, but I now know that we were incredibly lucky to have such a wonderful charity, that didn’t charge a penny for mum’s care, to enable her to have a good death.”
Because of you, we were there for Amber and his mum. Without you, we won’t be there for others like them. Find out more about how you can support people like Bette and Amber by clicking below.
Prospect Hospice is a working name of Prospect Hospice Limited. Registered Office: Moormead Road, Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9BY. A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (1494909) and a charity registered in England and Wales (280093)Website designed & built by Boson Web