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.
Our café sits at the heart of our hospice in Wroughton and serves a range of delicious home cooked meals to suit all tastes. Whether you're looking to catch up with friends over lunch or relax with coffee and cake, our Heart of the Hospice café has you covered.
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.
Specialist end-of-life care provider Prospect Hospice is encouraging people to have open conversations about death, dying and bereavement.
The charity is playing its part in raising awareness of subjects that some people find difficult talking about during Dying Matters Awareness Week (10-16 May 2021).
Statistics released by Dying Matters, the movement run by Hospice UK, show that nearly a quarter of adults in the UK are uncomfortable thinking about their own death and end of life issues.
They also say that 74% of people haven’t written down their wishes or told people closest to them what they would prefer at the end of their life.
Throughout Dying Matters Awareness Week Prospect Hospice will be publishing blogs by members of staff on its website and posting questions on its social media channels, encouraging people to join in the conversation and think about their wishes.
It will also be facilitating a death café – a forum encouraging open discussions about death and dying.
This will take place on Thursday 13 May at 7pm on Zoom and is for anyone interested in sharing experiences or just listening to the discussion (there is no agenda). For more information about the death café event click here
Sheila Popert, medical director at Prospect Hospice (pictured), said: “At Prospect Hospice we care for people at the end of their lives and we open conversations with them to find out what’s important to them and their wishes.
“Dying Matters Awareness Week gives us the opportunity to open up the conversation about death, dying and bereavement with our wider community. Death and dying is part of life and, therefore, we should talk openly about it.
“Thinking about your plans, for example, how you want to be cared for at the end of your life or what you would like for your funeral service, and sharing your wishes with your family means you and your loved ones are prepared.”
Prospect Hospice provides care to people at the hospice in Wroughton in its inpatient unit and in people’s homes.
Its services have continued throughout the Covid-19 pandemic with an increasing emphasis on providing care in the community.
In 2020 the number of patients supported by the hospice who died at home increased by 41% on the previous year.
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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