Douglas Macmillan Hospice

Douglas Macmillan Hospice

Charity information

Douglas Macmillan Hospice

Established in 1972 as a 28 bed hospice serving the North Staffordshire area we now have a Day Hospice, a Community Nurse Specialist Team, Hospice at Home and Supported Lodges for respite care.

Founded 1972

  • Mission statement

    Our aim is to promote comprehensive care for those with progressive, advanced disease and a limited life expectancy in order that they may achieve the best possible quality of life.

    The Hospice Philosophy is one that aspires to maintain the optimum quality of life by providing a caring, supportive environment, either at home or in warm, homely surroundings, permitting independence for as long as possible. The intention is to relieve the physical, emotional, social and spiritual suffering of all our patients, whilst respecting their individuality and choice.

    The Hospice concept is to ensure that the last stage of an incurable illness becomes a shared journey, helping the patient to die peacefully with dignity and without anguish by relieving pain and other distressing symptoms.

    The provision of care recognises and meets the needs of relatives and involves professional advice and support to the patient, his family and friends, carers and staff.

    The Philosophy includes a commitment to training and education and sharing our expertise with others.

  • Aims

    Douglas Macmillan Hospice aims to:

    • To provide specialist training and education to Hospice staff and other Healthcare Professionals.
    • To maintain the patient's optimum quality of life by providing a caring, supportive environment, ensuring that their privacy and dignity is preserved for as long as possible.
    • To provide a choice in care setting; the patient has the choice of receiving our support in their own home or in our in-patient unit, day therapy unit or as an out-patient.
    • To offer professional advice and support to families and carers during the patients illness and during the initial stages of bereavement.
    • To offer comprehensive specialist palliative care to adults in North Staffordshire with progressive, advanced disease and a limited life expectancy.
  • Overview

    Established: March 1972

    Registered Charity Number: 1071613

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 220

    Part time staff: 140

    Volunteers: 700

    Phone number: 01782 344304

    Address: Barlaston Road Blurton Stoke on Trent ST3 3NZ

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  • Care for one patient

    To provide funding to care for ONE patient in our In-Patient Unit. This will cover the co... More