Wigan and Leigh Hospice has been providing end of life care for adult patients across the Borough for over 35 years.
We are a registered charity and our nurses, healthcare assistants and doctors care for over 1,000 local people with a life-limiting illness every year, providing palliative and end-of-life care. We also provide care and support for those people important to our patients.
Most of our patients receive care in their own homes from our community nurses although we also provide care for people living in nursing or care homes and at our Hospice building in Hindley.
The specialist knowledge and skills of our staff are shared with GPs, District Nurses and other health and social care professionals which allows our expertise to benefit those who do not access Hospice services directly.
Additionally, our Hospice in your Care Home team works in partnership with 11 of our 21 local care homes to enhance the care of residents in the last few weeks and days of life with the aim of promoting comfort and dignity.
Providing our services
We do not charge for our care and rely on the local community to continue to support the Hospice. We are fortunate to be supported by around 650 volunteers whose invaluable support enables us to deliver a wide range of services.
Around 30% of our funding comes from the NHS. The rest must be raised through donations, our shops, lottery, gifts in wills, fundraising events like this one and the support of our wonderful local community.
Without that support we could not continue providing our services which are essential to so many local families.
In order to continue delivering all of our services we need to raise almost £10,000 every day.