The aims and objectives of St. Clare’s Hospice is to provide Specialist Palliative care for the people who are South of the Tyne. We are committed to achieving the aims of the independent Hospice movement which are to meet the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of the patient with progressive and advanced illness, and of their loved ones.
The Hospice consists of 8 in-patient beds (1 of these being dedicated to respite). Each room is single occupancy with en-suite facilities. There are two larger rooms, one being a family room and the other has a walk in bathroom/ wet room. There is also separate bathroom and shower room for general use. There are male and female designated toilets throughout the building. A guest room is available to relatives who are required to stay overnight.
The Hospice has a Day Care facility which caters for up to 20 patients per day Mon-Fri 10am-3.30pm.
There is wheelchair access and ample car parking.
A Hospice is a place which provides Palliative Care to an individual whose condition is not curable and aims to closely monitor any symptoms and aims to control them.
A person may be admitted at different stages during their illness for a short period of care, for rehabilitation after treatment, for management of pain or symptoms (such as nausea or vomiting) or for end-of-life care. The Hospice is not a long term unit so most patients only stay for a short period of time in the Hospice to alleviate symptoms and then will return to their home or normal place of care. An average length of stay can be anywhere between 9 and 14 days.
All of our staff are dedicated to providing the best possible individualised care to our patients and their carers.About Us
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