Woking & Sam Beare Hospices is a patient-centred charity that delivers specialist palliative care to patients 18 years and over who have life-limiting and terminal illnesses. We cover the North West Surrey region, providing free of charge holistic care and support services for patients, their families and carers. We care for over 1,400 patients both in our hospice and in their own homes (where over 70% of our care is delivered), enabling patient choice and the best quality of life.
We care for adults of all ages with a wide range of life limiting conditions such as cancer, heart disease, Motor Neurone Disease (MND), chronic pulmonary conditions, Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis (MS). We help patients to manage their symptoms, which are often complex and why they require the expertise of our Clinical Nurse Specialists and specialist doctors.
Our services enable us to offer our patients holistic care, which means we offer practical, emotional, social and spiritual support as well as managing their medical needs. We offer day care services where patients receive assessments, treatments and therapies, as well as emotional and spiritual support. We also deliver counselling for our patients and their families, including child bereavement services and school support programmes.
We are a charity, and while we receive some government funding, around 75% of what we deliver is funded through our charity shops and fundraising activities. We could not do this without the generosity of all of our supporters, volunteers and the local community.
New Build Hospice
As a charity that puts our patients at the heart of everything we do, we are passionate that our services and facilities offer them and their families the very best in palliative care. This has been the driving force behind our new hospice build, so that we can provide a state-of-the-art facility that can best cater for patients who often have very complex needs.
Our new hospice is nearly complete and has taken great shape over the last year. We are hoping to move in our first patients in Spring 2017, but we still need one last push to get there. Though the building is nearly complete, we still need to furnish our brand new hospice and we need all the support we can get. To read more about the New Build Appeal and to find out what your donation can buy visit: www.wsbhospices.co.uk/newbuild
* Please note that we are unable to restrict your fundraising from the Midnight Walk to go towards the New Build Appeal, but your support will help us continue to provide care for patients and their families across Surrey.