Hospice facts

Hospice facts

We make no charge for any of our services. We're a registered charity which relies on the support of the local community to enable us to continue our work supporting local people.

  • The Hospice began caring for patients in 1983 at a former vicarage in Poolstock.
  • We are a registered charity which relies on the support of the local community. Around a third of our funding comes from the NHS, the rest comes from donations. We need to raise £8,700 every day.
  • We serve a population of around 330,000 people from across Wigan and Leigh.
  • We help more than 1,000 people with a life-limiting illness every year.
  • More than 250 patients come onto our Inpatient Unit every year and around 40% go home after receiving care.
  • We currently have 14 beds on the Inpatient Unit each in separate rooms.
  • We care for approximately 750 patients in the community, whether that be in their own homes or care homes.
  • Our services are provided with the help of around 800 volunteers.
  • We help people with a range of long-term conditions including cancer, respiratory illnesses and heart disease.
  • We provide care on our Inpatient Unit 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our Hospice In Your Home team offers overnight stays to patients living at home and an advice line is available hours a day, seven days a week.
  • We have 13 shops, an Etsy shop and a Bygone Times shop.

 

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