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St David's Foundation Hospice Care Charity Profile
There ought to be a place like St. Christopher's Hospice here in Gwent'
Student Nurses, Symposium on the Care of Dying Patients, 1977
In 1979, Heulwen Egerton, a nurse tutor at Newportís Royal Gwent Hospital set up the 'Gwent Hospice Project Group.' The group was made up of like-minded individuals who were concerned at the lack of palliative care available to the people of Gwent.
From our first year of operation, when St. David's cared for six patients, St. David's has grown to become the UK's largest provider of hospice at home care, caring for over 2400 patients and families every year, at a cost over £4.1 million.
Our achievements include:
1979 15th September, the Domiciliary Care Pilot Scheme commenced. Miss Egerton working in a voluntary capacity
1984 Introduction of a night nursing service
1986 The Domiciliary Care Service extended to the whole of Gwent on 18th August
Miss Egerton awarded an MBE for her work
1995 Ystrad Mynach Day Hospice opened
1998 Day Hospice patients move from Cambrian House to Panteg.
2000 New premises for Panteg Day Hospice
2001 2-bedded Palliative Care Unit opened, based in a nursing home in Newport.
Resource Centre opened in Chepstow
Contracted nurses appointed to Hospice at Home service
Tele-Medicine video conference project launched
2002 Family Support Team established
2005 2-bedded Palliative Care Unit opened, based in a nursing home in Torfaen
To provide and continue to develop a free and comprehensive palliative care service of excellence throughout the unitary authorities of Newport, Caerphilly, Torfaen and Monmouthshire for people, their families and carers facing a progressive life-threatening illness which is no longer curable. This service recognises the need of the whole person and is given in co-operation with other agencies.
To provide an educational resource using the special expertise and skills of the Foundation.
To ensure that the resources are made available for the provision of the above services.
St David's Foundation Hospice Care Volunteer Information
We have a huge number of strongly committed volunteers who give their valuable personal time in a variety of ways to support the work of St. Davidís Foundation. The skills that volunteers bring to the Hospice are varied and invaluable.
Some of the roles in which our volunteers are currently engaged include:
Working in our shops
Clerical and administration duties
Support Group members
Helping with our Hospice Lottery
Can you help?
A few hours a week makes a huge difference to the care given to people with life-threatening illnesses, their families and carers and helps keep St Davidís running.
There are many different opportunities and a wide range of activities you can become involved with. No previous experience is required and full training will be provided wherever necessary. Your hours as a volunteer can be arranged to fit in with your other commitments.
It may also be that you can provide St David's with contacts in the business world. We are always looking for opportunities to work with the corporate sector for fundraising.
St David's Foundation Hospice Care
In The News
River Wye canoe crew aim to raise £1,000
40 days ago From Free Press Series
MONMOUTH, U K - Two of them provide end of life care for St David's, which is why they chose to fundraise for the charity. Pauline, 52, said the trip made her see the river from a different perspective, taking in the wildlife and dealing with challenging rapids. ...