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.
A local charity has appointed a new CEO to lead its outstanding care in the community.
Prospect Hospice has announced it has appointed experienced charity leader Jeremy Lune as its new chief executive, taking over the role in May from outgoing CEO Irene Watkins who has led the organisation for the last five years.
Upon his appointment, Jeremy said: “Prospect Hospice is an organisation that does incredible work, delivering palliative and end of life care to those who need it; work that is only going to become more important in the future. Everything that the hospice does is driven by the people in our community, which I find to be truly inspirational and I consider it a genuine privilege to be joining the organisation as it looks to the future.”
Jeremy knows the area well and has lived in Swindon for over 35 years. He’s worked in the charity sector for almost two decades and is also familiar with the hospice sector thanks to his experience as a trustee for another hospice in the south west.
Kevin Howard, chair of Prospect Hospice, said; “It was a highly competitive field and candidates were put through an intense interview process to find the person that was right to lead the charity though its new strategy and beyond. In Jeremy we’ve found someone who is more than suited to the role. He brings with him a wealth of charity experience but, above that, an understanding of what it takes to make a charity like ours work. He’s familiar with the area, is experienced in retail and income generation and, what impressed us most, was his consideration for the people that make Prospect Hospice what it is; our staff, volunteers, patients and community that supports our work.
“Jeremy will take over from our current chief executive later in the year and I would like to put on record my thanks, on behalf of the charity, to Irene who will shortly be leaving the role. She joined us at a pivotal time and worked incredibly hard with staff across the hospice to ensure our work is recognised as outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. Added to this she led us through the challenges of the pandemic ensuring staff were well supported in their roles and able to support our patients through such a difficult time.
“Irene has achieved great things for the charity and I thank her for her incredible hard work and dedication. In Jeremy, we have someone who will continue this work and lead the charity into a bright future.”
Jeremy will take up his role at Prospect Hospice in May and will be working with outgoing CEO Irene Watkins on a handover and induction over the next few months.
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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