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.
We have been serving the community of Swindon and the surrounding area for more than thirty years.
Our presence as a hospice in your community is thanks to the determination of our founder, the Reverend Derryck Evans, and those who shared his vision to see the kind of care pioneered by Dame Cicely Saunders at St Christopher’s Hospice in south London made available here.
Thanks to local people giving their skills and time, and some initial funding from people and businesses, the then Prospect Foundation was established in 1980. Initially operating a two-nurse, home-based nursing service, as our reputation grew and the demand for our care increased, we found a base at the Victoria Hospital in Swindon’s Old Town, which is now apartments on Okus Road.
Prospect’s reputation was – and is – rooted in our care, and soon the Prospect Nurses were caring for patients beyond Swindon: in Highworth, Royal Wootton Bassett and Marlborough and many places beyond. The more people whose lives were touched by our care, the more people began to show their appreciation of our work.
As Prospect Hospice moved into a second decade, we needed new premises, and launched a community appeal, led by our late honorary president David Margesson MBE, for a purpose-built hospice that would become a permanent base. The appeal to raise the £3 million needed to build the hospice achieved its target in 1995 and, later that year, Princess Anne officially opened the new Prospect Hospice.
Recent years have seen the development of new services, including the Day Hospice, Family Support Team, Therapy Team and Prospect@Home service, each reflecting our belief that care for people who are dying is about so much more than just their final days.
Prospect Hospice’s past was created by people who shared a vision to bring a hospice to our community – a community whose generosity enables us to bring our care to hundreds of patients and their families each year.
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