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, free of charge.
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.
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 8:00am to 6:00pm, 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