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.
While Father’s Day is usually a time to celebrate, it can be a painful occasion if your dad, step-dad or child has died.
As Father’s Day approaches it can evoke powerful memories and feelings which can be difficult to deal with.
Louise Tilney, bereavement care co-ordinator at Prospect Hospice, said: “Our lives are usually built around the people we share them with and the loss of someone close to us can turn that world upside down, leaving an empty space in our lives. It is natural to experience strong feelings as you struggle to make sense and accept the reality of your loss.
“Father’s Day can be a difficult time for people whose dad or step-dad has died and for men who have experienced the death of their child (be it a youngster or an adult child).
“Everyone will have their own special way in which they will remember their loved one and each person’s experience of loss will be different and unique to them.
“I think an important thing is to remember to be gentle with yourself and those around you, knowing that it may be tough and could be very sad – that’s ok.
“Some ways that can help you to remember is to perhaps write your thoughts and feelings down in a card, light a candle or share precious memories of your loved one with family and friends. One really meaningful and lasting way to remember someone is to make a memory box where you choose treasures that remind you of that special person.”
A Prospect Hospice memory leaf is also a wonderful way to remember your loved one. Each leaf can be individually engraved with a dedication and the leaf is then hung on the memory tree situated in the hospice’s remembrance garden.
Prospect Hospice has an experienced and dedicated bereavement and family support team, which is available to support families and friends of those patients who have received the support of the hospice’s services.
If you need support at this time, there is some useful information on our website to help you following a loss. Click here
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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