Severn Hospice is a charitable organisation based in Shrewsbury that believes that “When a cure is not possible, caring is.”
Severn Hospice is a Shrewsbury based charity dedicated to offering specialised palliative care for people with life-threatening illnesses.
The care and support charity operates on three sites:
Bicton Heath, Shrewsbury - 21 in-patient beds, a day unit and 6 specialist clinical nurses. This is the hospice's base for Shropshire Palliative Care at Home, providing care for patients who wish to spend their last days at home.
Apley Castle Hospice, Telford - a £5m project completed in 2007. The day unit operates three days a week and in Spring 2008 it is hoped to open 8 in-patient beds.
Hafan Day Hospice at the County Infirmary, Newtown, Powys - caring for 8 patients two days a week, and running a Lymphoedema Clinic.
Since Severn Hospice launched in Shrewsbury in 1989, over 12,000 people have received its care. About half of in-patients go home after a short stay, helped by staff whose expertise lies in controlling symptoms of a terminal illness.
Visitors frequently comment on the homely atmosphere at Severn Hospice. One Shrewsbury patient remarked: "From the moment I arrived, it was like being wrapped in a soft warm cuddly blanket. I was able to relax and felt the weight of all my problems just evaporate."
Severn Hospice is not part of the NHS and has to raise about £3.2 million a year for the services they offer free of charge. This is achieved by charity support groups who organise fundraising events, the Hospice Lottery, 17 Hospice Shops and generous charitable donations.
The charitable organisation also depends on about 800 volunteers, from those who help keep the hospice gardens looking so beautiful to receptionists, carers and drivers.
To find out more about Severn Hospice in Shropshire or to make a donation, please call 01743 354450.
the caring and helpful friendly staff at a very horrid time in life that includes every one from the lady on reception to the doctors on and around the wards
Welcoming and puts you at ease, staff are very freindly, caring and understanding during our difficult time - cannot speak highly enough of this great facility and staff - I also ran the Lake Vyrnwy half...