Every person living within Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding areas with a life limiting illness deserves the best possible quality of life.
By attending to physical, emotional and spiritual needs we enhance quality of life, enable patients to live their lives with dignity and we support families and carers during and after their loved one’s illness.
We care for people with illnesses like Cancer, Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons, forms of Dementia and progressive heart and lung conditions and offer our services at the Hospice, at home or in care homes. It really depends on what’s best for the patient and their family.
Every patient is supported by one of our Hospice Community Nurse Specialists and can access any or all of our services, free of charge, depending on what is of most benefit to them.
- Day Hospice
- In-patient Unit
- Hospice at Home
- Hospice Community Nurse Specialists
- Complementary Therapy
- Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care
- Physio and Occupational Therapy
Accessing our services
If you, or someone you know, would benefit from support from Weston Hospicecare, contact your or their GP – this is the best route to referral. However, you can also discuss referring a patient with our Medical Secretaries on or at ; our office hours are 9:00am – 5:00pm.
If you do self-refer, we will always contact your GP out of courtesy and to keep them informed.
Once a referral has been made, our Hospice Community Nurse Specialists aim to make initial contact within two working days, unless the patient has distressing symptoms in which case we will try to visit in the same day. During the initial contact, our team will assess what level of support is needed and work out a plan with the patient to move forward.
Patients of Weston Hospicecare can contact the Hospice at any time to speak to their Hospice Community Nurse Specialist or another member of the team.
24 hour advice line
If you are one of our patients, or caring for one of our patients, you can contact the Hospice at any time to speak to your Hospice Community Nurse Specialist. If they are unavailable, then our 24-hour advice line is here to offer extra support. Simply call and one of our trained nurses will do their best to help you.
In an emergency it is very important that you dial 999. The nurses giving advice through the 24-hour advice line cannot visit you and cannot provide emergency treatment.