Douglas Macmillan Hospice

Douglas Macmillan Hospice

Charity information

Douglas Macmillan Hospice

Douglas Macmillan Hospice, or Dougie Mac as we are more commonly known, is the only adult hospice in Stoke-On-Trent & North Staffordshire providing comprehensive care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to local people and their families who are facing any life limiting illness. During 2018, 3,500 people in our community received specialised care and support with 35% of those patients having a non-cancer diagnosis.

Founded 1973

  • Mission statement

    Dougie Mac is on target to reach 50 years old in 2023!
    Our aim is to maintain and to continue to respond to, the increasing needs of patients by delivering excellent care to people approaching end of life, 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, through accurate pain management and through the easing of any emotional and spiritual suffering.

    We aspire to maintain their 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.

    We are also committed to training and education and sharing our expertise with others.

  • Aims

    Douglas Macmillan Hospice aims to:

    • 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 through Hospice At Home or in our in-patient unit, day therapy unit or as an out-patient.
    • To expand access to our comprehensive specialist palliative care for all local people equally, regardless of any inherent socioeconomic factors.
    • To offer professional advice and support to families and carers during the patients illness and during the initial stages of bereavement.
    • To provide specialist training and education to all Clinical and Non-Clinical staff working at the Hospice plus other Healthcare professionals.
  • Overview

    Established: February 1973

    Registered Charity Number: 1071613

    Board members: 11

    Full time staff: 141

    Part time staff: 186

    Volunteers: 1122

    Phone number: 01782 344308

    Address: Barlaston Road Blurton Stoke on Trent ST3 3NZ

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