Queenscourt Hospice

Queenscourt Hospice

Charity information

Queenscourt Hospice

Queenscourt Hospice is at the heart of our community and provides specialist palliative care to adults from Southport, Formby and West Lancashire for patients with advanced, progressive diseases (usually cancer).

The Hospice first opened its doors in 1991 and provides in patient care for up to ten patients; our Day Therapy is open 4 days a week and can care for up to
twenty five patients each day, it currently costs just upwards of £5000 a day to run the Hospice without developing any new services.

We pride ourselves in being able to treat all of our patients and their carers with dignity and respect, we are always prepared to listen and consider what is in the best interests of each of our patients to ensure that the quality of our care remains at the highest level.

To this end and to respond to their wishes regarding the care they receive, Queenscourt is now offering an “at home” service to take Hospice care into the community and enable patients to stay at home at the end of their lives.

Founded 1987

  • Mission statement

    Queenscourt is an independent, charitable, voluntary body funded mainly by the generosity of local people.

    We aim

    • to provide free, individualised, holistic, evidence and experience based, specialist palliative care for adults who have far advanced progressive and incurable illness, usually cancer.

    • to accept those referred appropriately by their doctor, according to clinical need, regardless of, but with respect for, race, colour, creed , gender, age or social circumstances.

    • to help patients to live with their illness, at whatever stage, by addressing their needs at that time to improve their quality of life.

    • to promote patient and family centred care, including that of carers and children, and encourage the living of life to the full for those whose life expectancy is shortened.

    • to neither hasten death nor prolong life beyond its natural time

    • to offer a point of contact for the bereaved, whilst recognising that most support will usually come from friends, family and others.

    • to provide a happy and supportive working environment for all staff and volunteers, regardless of role and without discrimination.

    • to use our education facilities and resources to share knowledge and experience with the wider community of patients, carers, health professionals and organisations, and to develop our own staff.

    • to continually strive to develop services according to local need and Queenscourt’s philosophy.

    • to enable, by means of philosophy, services and education, patients to be cared for and to stay in their own homes where possible.

    To achieve these aims we

    • provide inpatient and day services for patients and support services for families and carers

    • earn the trust and confidence of our patients and families by helping to dispel fear by relaxed, open, communication and respect.

    • encourage patients and families to retain dignity and control by making informed choices about, and taking an active part in, their care.

    • involve patients, and their families, in arranging the support they need in the community and within the family unit.

    • work closely as part of a local integrated palliative care service to ensure a seamless service for patient and family.

    • continuously develop staff, of all professions, and essential teams of committed volunteers.

    • foster the wonderfully generous support from those people who give of their time, talents and money to Queenscourt.

    • maintain the highest standards of clinical, financial and administrative governance.

    • Provide services to patients and families which support them staying in their own home.

  • Aims

    Queenscourt Hospice aims to:

    • • to provide free, individualised, holistic, evidence and experience based, specialist palliative care for adults who have far advanced progressive and incurable illness, usually cancer.
    • • to help patients to live with their illness, at whatever stage, by addressing their needs at that time to improve their quality of life.
    • • to promote patient and family centred care, including that of carers and children, and encourage the living of life to the full for those whose life expectancy is shortened.
  • Overview

    Established: June 1987

    Registered Charity Number: 518801

    Board members: 15

    Full time staff: 20

    Part time staff: 63

    Volunteers: 365

    Phone number: 01701 517420

    Address: Town Lane Southport Merseyside PR8 6RE

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