St John’s Hospice is a unique haven providing free palliative and community care to the public. The Inpatient Unit is a 19-bed residential care unit supported by a specialist team providing 24-hour care for those with terminal illnesses including HIV/AIDS, vCJD and Motor Neurone Disease. The Day Services Centre provides palliative care, complementary therapies, and a range of resources and activities.
As well as inpatients, our Hospice@Home service extends care provided into the homes of patients who want to remain in familiar and comfortable surroundings during the later stages of their illness. During the last year, the team provided 13,355 hours of Hospice@Home care.
The Hospice also provides a Lymphoedema service. Treatments and services are provided at no cost to the patient.
Our Chaplain is here to offer a friendly face and a listening ear. Holy Communion is offered to those who request it and the Chaplain celebrates Mass in the Hospital Chapel on Sundays and Tuesdays and provides an “on-call” service in case of emergency.