We provide specialist palliative care to the people of Blaenau Gwent.
Behind every patient and family we support there is a team of specialist professionals and hundreds of kind supporters who all make it possible.
Would pay for an hour of specialist nursing care for a patient in their own home.
Would cover the cost of a tailor made package of complimentary therapy to support a patient in helping them cope with their symptoms and anxiety, so they can make the most of their precious time.
Would pay for a Healthcare Assistant to provide care and support for a night at a patient’s home, allowing their carers and family the opportunity to get a good night’s sleep.
Working from home can present many challenges, this is especially difficult when your job involves providing Complimentary Therapy to our Hospice patients, however, at Mat explains he has been able to overcome this with some creative thinking……. My first week working as a complementary therapist ‘remotely’ I must admit, I wasn’t sure how things were…Read more
We had a great response to our appeal for businesses who are providing home shopping and essential services for us to share. If you are self isolating this information may be helpful: Cymru Creations 01495 711157 8am-4pm Collecting Shopping, Prescriptions and Vital essentials in vulnerable communities across Blaenau Gwent. Can also…Read more
NEWPORT MARATHON Can you turn the miles into pounds for the Hospice and challenge yourself? If you have your own entry and want to raise funds for the Hospice, please contact us and we would love to support you through your challenge. Our friendly Fundraising Team will be on hand to provide you with fundraising…Read more
CARTEN 100 Can you pedal in the pounds for the Hospice and challenge yourself? If you have your own entry and want to raise funds for the Hospice, please contact us and we would love to support you through your challenge. Our friendly Fundraising Team will be on hand to provide you with fundraising hints…Read more
Phil was shell shocked when diagnosed with Prostate Cancer three years ago, age 44. Not knowing where else to turn, Phil self-referred to the hospice, already aware of the service as his father- in- law had received support. “When I was diagnosed I was unsure where to turn. The hospice helped me understand my diagnosis and then explained the services they could provide to support me and my family” Shortly after Phil’s referral his specialist nurse saw he was suffering from a number of stress induced problems and suggested complementary therapy. “I was sceptical to begin with, but I could soon feel the benefits. My stress levels decreased and my sleep dramatically improved”. Phil received reflexology, massage and aromatherapy he also received these treatments when staying at Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan hospital. The treatments improved Phil’s physical and psychological symptoms, allowing him to open up, discussing his fears and anxieties in a safe and relaxed environment. “It was my oasis in life, it was me time and I didn’t get that anywhere else. I would highly recommend having complementary therapies to anyone who is unsure. They have helped me no end and I haven’t looked back since” Phil explained. During Phil’s journey he accessed a variety of the hospice’s services including family support, nursing and therapies. The clinical team worked together providing the support Phil needed. Phil was discharged from the hospice as his symptoms were controlled and stable. Although Phil was anxious about discharge, he worked with the team and knows that should anything change, the hospice is only ever a phone call away.