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.
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.
For every patient who comes to Prospect Hospice for our day therapy, what they will experience will be different. We are here to help you stay independent, feel supported and build your confidence in readiness for the challenges you may face ahead. We’ll provide lunch and refreshments throughout the day, and you’ll spend time with other people who are also living with a life-limiting illness. You might even make some new friends – many people do – but it will be what you want to do, and at your pace.
What we offer is a flexible day during which your needs come first:
But if you would prefer just to relax with us for the day, and enjoy the social occasion with other patients, then that’s fine too. It’s your day, after all!
If that sounds a little too laid-back, there’s a serious point to the day. The time that you will spend with us, over a series of weeks and sometimes months, is designed to help support you through your illness, to maintain your independence and to boost your sense of wellbeing. Being with our team of staff and volunteers here, and taking part in some of our therapeutic and social activities, can lift your confidence and self esteem, and reduce stress and anxiety. We’ll set goals together to help you along the way. That’s something that people who have come to our day service have told us since we first began running it more than 20 years ago.
Our day therapy is based at the main hospice building in Wroughton on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you’ve never visited the hospice, you might be surprised at how attractive, relaxed and accessible it is. The rooms look out onto our lovely gardens – you can spend time relaxing on our patio or walking in the gardens if you wish. We have designed the space to support your needs when you visit, and we think you will enjoy coming to spend time with us.
Most people come to our day therapy for up to 16 weeks, but if your needs change and you think you could benefit from accessing the service for a while longer, that might be possible too.
If not having transport to come to the service is what’s putting you off, then we can see to that too. We have experienced volunteers who will come out to bring you to the hospice in Wroughton. If you would prefer to arrange your own transport, there’s plenty of free parking at the front of the hospice.
Read about Kay’s experience of our day therapy service.
Read what our patients and their families have said about our therapy services.
I have loved trying new things, all the different activities, the gardening, the art activities, it's been great!
Coming to Day Therapy has helped me stay more positive, knowing someone was there if I needed advice or support.
It's very nice and comfy so many wonderful people are brilliant at there job and I don't think they understand on how much they make a difference and the therapy session are wonderful.
Prospect is brilliant and I want to say a very big thank you it's nice to see how much good you do.
I now understand more about my illness and condition so have taken on the approach from such a busy working life to one day at a time which I would have struggled without the hospice team.
It is always a pleasure to visit Karyn or Jo at the Prospect. ALL staff are most helpful.
A nice happy place nothing is too much trouble to explain to you.
The team had compassion, sympathy and empathy towards mother-in-law at a difficult time.
The Team were always professional respecting the sensitive concerns.
The kindness of staff and volunteers has been amazing.
The hospice staff are always kind and caring.
Every member of the hospice no matter which department is very friendly and efficient.
Not really needed, as everything that has been done could not be more grateful. Very caring and always there when needed in a time when help is so important to myself and my wife, who is caring for me.
Really enjoyable environment.
If you would like to see our day therapy for yourself, speak with your prospect nurse specialist, and they will put you in touch with the day therapy team, who can arrange your visit.
Alternatively, call the team on 01793 816124, and they will be happy to arrange it for you too.
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