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.
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.
Supporting the day-to-day work of healthcare professionals
Achieving this is only possible through joint working with health and social care professionals across our community.
This section of our website outlines some of the ways in which we can support you in your day-to-day work caring for people approaching the end of life. Find out here about making a referral to our services, as well as our 24 hour advice line, which gives you access to information and support around the clock. See also how we can help you build on your own knowledge, skills and experience through our education and development services by clicking on the relevant links in the right-hand box.
There is a link in the Related Documents section below to the Palliative Care Handbook by Wessex Palliative Physicians (8th edition 2014). This is an interactive version, with a clickable contents page to take you straight to the correct page. To go back to the contents simply click on the link in the top right-hand corner.
Our Single Point of Contact (SPoC) service is the new route for referring patients to our services. Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, you can make a referral in one of the following ways:
Referral forms are available as a Word document from the Related Documents section at the bottom this page.
At the initial point of contact, a SPoC Clinical Nurse Specialist is available for clinical discussions. At all other times, or if you need to speak to someone immediately, please call our 24 hour advice line on 01793 816109.
Around the clock support, for patients, families and healthcare professionals.
For many people living with a life-limiting illness, being able to stay at home is something that matters above almost everything else. We at Prospect Hospice want to be able to support a patient’s choice in their care, which is why we have introduced our 24 hour advice line – so that there’s always someone there to answer your questions when you seek our help.
Our advice line is available and accessible all day, every day, with calls handled by our experienced palliative care nurses, with access to an on-call doctor at all times, ready to listen to your concerns and help address any problems you’re experiencing. Our advice line is for healthcare professionals too, and staff from care homes, to support their confidence in the care of patients with end-of-life care needs.
If you are a patient, family member or from the local healthcare community, and you need fast advice, please call 01793 816109 to access our 24 hour advice line.
Contact our friendly education team who will be happy to help
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