Covid-19 is affecting us all but Prospect Hospice remains operational in order to support the increasing number of our community needing end of life support. Here you'll find lots of information about the virus and information and advice that we think will help you at this time.
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 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 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.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, funerals are now limited to only allow close family members to attend to reduce the spread of the virus.
Information you may find useful about funeral planning
Following national guidance and to ensure that social distancing takes place, from 26 March 2020 new, emergency measures have been put in place for local bereavement services.
Where funerals are taking place, attendance has been reduced and should consist of the immediate family only. This does not include the official that is conducting the service. No person diagnosed as suffering from COVID-19 is permitted to attend a funeral until they have been confirmed as recovered. Services will now have shorter time limits and funeral directors will be able to assist with the rules about social distancing.
More Information about funerals in Swindon can be found on the local council website here
Further information that may be helpful
During the global Covid-19 pandemic, we are facing a tragic loss of life, often under very difficult circumstances.
People who have been bereaved at this time may experience additional and deeper emotions because of the restrictions in place due to COVID-19 familiar people they would turn to and usual support networks may not be accessible. There are some helpful support resources from Cruse here.
What else you can do?
Information you may find useful
Spiritual and pastoral support
At a time when we face a crisis in our lives, many people who do not regularly attend a place of worship seek to make sense of what is happening, through prayer, reflection, and by receiving the spiritual and pastoral support from an appropriate person of faith. This is particularly true during the current COVID-19 pandemic, during which physical distancing adds to the sense of isolation. Most places of worship, of all faiths, have a website, which contains their contact details. Most also have a social media presence and many are live-streaming their services and other points of connection.
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