Find out about the wide 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.
We couldn’t manage without considerable support from our local community. Learn about all the different ways in which you can help Prospect Hospice, for example by taking part in fundraising events, playing our lottery, or remembering us in your will. All contributions are greatly appreciated.
Prospect Hospice is a leading provider of education and training for end-of-life care in Swindon and north-east Wiltshire. We provide education and development opportunities, all of which aim to encourage learning and build confidence in end-of-life care and support.
Volunteers are central to our work, bringing valuable experience and enthusiasm to a wide variety of roles. If you’d like to help Prospect Hospice by giving some of your time, you’ll find all the information you need here, including current opportunities, volunteer profiles and the benefits of volunteering for us.
The staff at Prospect Hospice have one shared aim: to provide the very best end-of-life care to people in our community who really need it. If you’re interested in joining our team, check out our current vacancies and find out how we can support you in your career development.
A significant amount of Prospect Hospice’s income is raised through our charity shops. The success of our retail operation depends on the generous support of the local community (donating and buying goods), and the commitment of our managers and volunteers. Find out more here.
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.
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