Dove House Hospice is a charity providing excellent care for people in the local community with life limiting illnesses. We are specialists in palliative care which is the total care of patients whose illness is no longer curable and for whom the goal must be quality of life.
Our services are available to anyone over the age of 18 years who has an illness which can no longer be cured. Care is provided for patients with cancer, neurological illnesses, heart diseases, respiratory diseases, HIV/AIDS and many other illnesses. Our care incorporates physical, social, psychological and spiritual support delivered by a multi-professional team who embrace the family and significant others throughout the patient's illness.
There is no charge for any of our services as Dove House Hospice is maintained by funds raised in the local community and support from the local Primary Care Trusts.
Dove House Hospice is set in beautiful gardens and we encourage a relaxed and informal atmosphere, a 'home from home,' where patients and their families can feel at ease.
The patient and their family are at the centre of everything we do - the patient, not the illness, is the focus of our care. We aim to give not only specialist care but special care, embracing our patients with warmth, understanding and friendship whilst offering them and their families guidance and support during difficult times.
We provide lots of different types of care and support for the people who need the hospice and work closely with the local community to ensure our services can be accessed by all who need us.
Please browse through the links below to find out more about our past, our present, our plans for the future, our care and our promises.