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.
Losing loved ones is something that we will all experience, for Tania Burgess from Ebbw Vale the last 33 years have been extremely challenging following the loss of four close family members. Tania has been able to cope due to the support of Hospice of the Valleys provided. Tania has kindly shared her story in…Read more
At 10am on Friday 24th May 2019 the Hospice of the Valleys opened a brand new charity shop in Merthyr Tydfil. The decision to open a new shop in Merthyr was taken in March 2018 and a selection of potential retail properties were viewed. The opportunity and scope of 16/17 Market Square was our first…Read more
Take on the ultimate challenge and skydive to help life-limited patients and their families receive the specialist support they need. Imagine the scene; 10,000ft in the air, the noise of the engine, the beautiful views of Swansea and the coastline below, the wind ringing in your ears, the feeling of exhilaration as you skydiving from…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.