Douglas Macmillan Hospice

Douglas Macmillan Hospice

Charity information

Douglas Macmillan Hospice

Douglas Macmillan Hospice, or the DougieMac as we are more commonly known, is the only adult hospice in Stoke-On-Trent & North Staffordshire. We are an independent charity providing care and support to local people facing any life limiting illness over the age of 18, although 75% of our patients have cancer. We've been caring since 1973, both at the hospice in Blurton and in people's own homes, but so much of what we do is a hidden jewel.

Founded 1973

  • Mission statement

    Our aim is to deliver excellent care to people approaching end of life. We 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 Stoke-On-Trent and North Staffordshire with progressive, advanced disease and a limited life expectancy.
  • Overview

    Established: February 1973

    Registered Charity Number: 1071613

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 126

    Part time staff: 206

    Volunteers: 977

    Phone number: 01782 344308

    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