About Jersey Hospice Care
Jersey Hospice Care supports approximately 450 people with terminal and life-limiting conditions each year. We provide a holistic approach to care, incorporating physical, emotional, social and spiritual aspects.
We also have an important role in supporting people’s families, especially in providing bereavement support. More than 370 people receive bereavement support from us each year.
We support people with a wide range of conditions including (but not limited to) cancer, motor neurone disease, cardio-vascular diseases, dementia, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. Currently more than half of our patients do not have cancer.
The majority of hospice care (80 per cent) is provided in community-based settings, including home, care or residential homes, hospital and Day Hospice.
More than 450 people give their time to volunteer for Jersey Hospice Care each year, with many others helping to raise the £5.3 million it costs each year for our adult services.
All our services are provided free of charge.
Our Specialist Palliative Care team provides support, care, advice and complex symptom management across Hospice, in the community and in the hospital.
The In Patient Unit offers facilities for short stay admission, typically for assessment, symptom management, respite and end of life care. Care is delivered by skilled and experienced Specialist Palliative Care nurses, working with other members of the multi-disciplinary team, to ensure a holistic approach to the care of our patients and their families.
Our Day Hospice enriches patient’s lives through individual and group activities. We offer patients and their carers personalised support, whilst empowering them to manage their conditions and prevent unnecessary complications.
The Community Bereavement Service provides free, confidential and person-centred support to any islander who has experienced bereavement. The team also supports patients and their families in a proactive way with the emotional impact of knowing someone is going to die. This year, we are extending our Emotional Support services to support children with life limiting illness, as well as their families.
We provide a comprehensive range of rehabilitative palliative therapies, supporting people to live as well as possible, for as long as possible. As well as physiotherapy, we offer complementary therapies that support the well-being of patients and their families and provide treatment and management for all patients experiencing Lymphoedema caused by cancer or its treatment.
All funds raised by runners will be split equally between Jersey Hospice Care and Standard Chartered’s own global initiative “Seeing is Believing” (SiB).