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 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, free of charge.
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.
Covid-19 is affecting us all but Prospect Hospice remains operational in order to support the increasing number of our community needing end of life support. Here you'll find lots of information about the virus and information and advice that we think will help you at this time.
This highly-skilled team of experienced nurses bring their skills and knowledge to the homes of people living with life-limiting illnesses. They bring reassurance at uncertain times, and are someone for patients and families to call upon for practical help and guidance. The team work closely with GPs, community nurses and others – including and especially the many professional teams from across Prospect Hospice – to offer the best possible care and support.
They work closely with patients to ease their pain and other troublesome symptoms. Our Prospect Nurse Specialists can also support families, friends and carers. They are often the first person that patients and their families turn to when they need help, support and guidance.
There is a Prospect Clinical Nurse Specialist available for patients to speak with, seven days a week. There is always a team member available to help with any questions people have about their illness. A Prospect Clinical Specialist Nurse can help and advise on issues including:
A Prospect Clinical Nurse specialist will also:
The Prospect Clinical Nurse Specialist team are community based and offer care and support to people across Swindon and north east Wiltshire. As someone involved in the support of patients from soon after diagnosis and a source of advice and support for the whole family, the work of a Prospect Clinical Nurse Specialist is often a source of great and lasting support. And the service isn’t limited to just people who live in their own homes. We also have nurses dedicated to supporting people who live in care homes, working alongside the staff there to help residents receive the best possible care when they need it.
The work of our Care Home team was highlighted earlier in 2017 when they were recipients of a national charity award, which recognised the important role that our nurses play in ensuring more people from across our community can access excellent end-of-life care in their own home.
The work of our Prospect Clinical Nurse Specialists is only possible through the generous support of our community. You can support our Prospect Clinical Nurse Specialists in their mission to provide their much-valued service across Swindon and north-east Wiltshire by clicking the donate button on our home page.
Prospect Hospice knows that, through choice the place that many people say they want to be at the end of their life is at home; increasingly, for many, the place that’s home is a care home.
We believe that people in care homes should get the best possible end-of-life care in their final days, and we work closely with residents, staff and carers at local care homes to help them achieve the best possible experience for people in their final days. We have a dedicated Prospect Nurse Specialist working exclusively in care homes, there to support patients and pass on her expertise and knowledge for staff, enabling them to develop their confidence in end-of-life care.
If you would like to know more about the work of Prospect Hospice in local care homes, please click here to make contact with our Prospect Nurse Specialist.
If you are a patient, family member or from the local healthcare community, and you need fast advice, please call the Single Point of Contact team on 01793 816124 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm).
Outside of these hours, call 01793 816109 to access our 24 hour advice line.
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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