Hospice in the Weald is a well-established local charity serving the communities in West Kent and northern East Sussex for more than 40 years. We provide outstanding Hospice care to people living with a terminal illness, and those important to them.
Our strapline is “celebrating life, dignifying death”. Our patients and their loved ones are supported in celebrating life in whichever way they choose. Chief Executive, Rob Woolley, explores Dignifying Death: “The presence of our staff and volunteers alongside people on their end of life journey is one part of us dignifying death, making sure people don’t feel alone. Respecting them and their wishes and choices. Giving: control, options, support and hope. Taking away: discomfort, symptoms, worries, and pain.
Another part of the help we offer which can dignify death is as ‘care navigators’, steering people through a health system that can feel impersonal and undignified. Our services help patients, their families and carers make decisions that are right for them and their loved ones.
Each and every member of our workforce, both staff and volunteers, strives to play a part in dignifying the death of each patient. Sometimes we play a small part and it may not be easy to see how we do this, others play a clear and significant part. But we are all here for the community we serve, for you and your loved ones and will be here if ever and whenever you ever need us.”
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