Hospice at Home West Cumbria exists to ensure that the people of West Cumbria receive the best possible palliative and end of life care. It aims to be a ‘hospice without walls’ providing all the services found in a traditional hospice building but delivering those services in people’s homes and in community locations. Services comprise home nursing, lymphoedema treatment and hospice support.
The home nursing service is the heart of the hospice's work, giving skilled nursing care on a one-to-one basis to any adult with an advanced illness in their own home. This provides respite care for patients and their families; it enables patients to remain at home and or to return home from hospital if that is where they want to be.
The lymphoedema service treats the limb swelling that many cancer patients suffer from.
Hospice family support is a range of specialised support services to help people who are dealing with a serious illness, who have caring responsibilities for a very ill person, or who have been bereaved. It includes complementary therapy treatments, a special programme called ’Living for Today’ that is there to help patients and their carers deal with a serious illness and get the most out of life, support groups, and a family and bereavement support service.
All services are provided free. The NHS provides sufficient funding to cover about a quarter of our costs and the rest has to be raised locally through voluntary donations, trading, fundraising and legacies.
For Hospice Services 01900 705200
Workington Community Hospital, Park Lane, Workington Cumbria CA14 2RW
For Fundraising, Finance and Volunteering 01900 873173