Prospect Hospice has been part of the Swindon community for over 40 years, caring for local people at the end of their lives. As a charity, we rely on the generous donations of the public to help us raise the vital funds we need to ensure everyone is offered our outstanding care free of charge.
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.
Our café sits at the heart of our hospice in Wroughton and serves a range of delicious home cooked meals to suit all tastes. Whether you're looking to catch up with friends over lunch or relax with coffee and cake, our Heart of the Hospice café has you covered.
Whether shopping with us in person or online, or donating your pre-loved goods, we thank you for supporting us through our shops where you help to raise around £2million a year for Prospect Hospice.
We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and we're always looking for outstanding people to join our team at the hospice across all areas of the charity.
Prospect Hospice is the leading provider of education and training for end-of-life care in Swindon and north Wiltshire. Working closely with you, our colleagues within partner organisations, we want to ensure that the very best care is available to everyone facing the end of life. This is why we provide education and development opportunities, all of which aim to encourage learning and build confidence in end of life care and support.
My wife, Amy, was such an active, vibrant person. She loved to run and go to the gym and she never smoked, so when a niggly cough wouldn’t go away, at first we thought we didn’t have anything to worry about. We soon received the devastating diagnosis that none of us ever wants to hear. Amy had an extremely rare form of lung cancer and it was terminal. How on earth were we going to tell our two little children this?
That’s when Prospect Hospice stepped in. They explained everything they could do for us, including helping us to best support our children. When our world was crumbling they offered us a level of care you just don’t get anywhere else. I’m so incredibly thankful we have such a fantastic charity in our community.
Amy’s treatment was extremely challenging, but the hospice was constantly in touch, and reassured us she could go into the hospice whenever she wanted so they could stabilise her symptoms. We knew people who had been cared for by Prospect Hospice in the past and how wonderful their care had been. Amy was adamant that was where she wanted to spend her last days.
The cancer spread quickly and the time came for Amy to be moved to the hospice. Once she arrived there, everything became so much easier. With no set visiting hours, I could be there whenever I wanted. Our feelings and wishes were always prioritised above everything else. The communication and care the staff provided was truly exceptional. Whenever I noticed any changes or anything different, they knew exactly what to do and acted quickly, adjusting medications and treatments so that she became more like Amy again and we could enjoy more precious moments together.
On Amy’s last Saturday, we had a lovely day together. We went out into the hospice’s beautiful garden and talked about our children and the life we had shared. We both felt it was important that I be at home with our children when Amy died, so when the time came a few days later, Amy’s mum was by her side as she died peacefully.
I went to the hospice the next day, and the nurses couldn’t have been more caring. I was touched and comforted knowing that right until the end they’d treated Amy as one of their own. Amy had the best death possible.
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