Prospect Hospice supports a community of 300,000 people in Swindon, Marlborough and north Wiltshire, and the villages of Lechlade and Fairford in Gloucestershire.
In 2014-15 Prospect Hospice cared for and supported more than 6,400 people, as patients, carers and family members, through a range of services developed to bring care, comfort and confidence at life’s most difficult time. For patients, there are teams of nurses, doctors and therapists, bringing care at the hospice in Wroughton, in their own homes and care homes and through a palliative care team based at the Great Western Hospital. Carers and family members also access services designed to help their coping when a loved one has accessed its care.
Increasingly it works in close partnership with other care-focused organisations, and specifically with local health- and social care professionals, with the shared aim of bringing the best possible care to people in their final months, weeks and years.
Prospect Hospice is a registered charity. Last year it cost more than £7.2M to provide the care and raise the funds to provide care to its patients and their families depend on each year. It receives less than 30 per cent of its income from statutory organisations such as the NHS - the rest it raises itself.
Since 1980 Prospect has provided the only dedicated end-of-life care service for the 300,000 people living in its community – bringing care, comfort and confidence, around the clock, every day of the year.See more