What we do

Hospice of the Valleys provides specialist palliative care to the people of Blaenau Gwent.

We generally work with people who have a life limiting condition such as heart failure, Chronic Obstructive Disease (COPD) and cancer.

Specialist Palliative Care can help patients and their families with physical, emotional, social and financial problems that are difficult to control. We can help to plan ahead, provide support at the end of life and through bereavement.

Patients may only need care from Hospice of the Valleys for a short time and can be discharged from us if their symptoms are controlled.

We also have a designated service for patients with Dementia and their carers called CARIAD (Care and Respect in Advanced Dementia).

Our team is made up of professionals who have all had additional training and experience in palliative care.

The team provide care for patients:

• At home
• In their regular place of residence including nursing homes, Ysbyty Aneruin Bevan or Ysbyty Tri Chwm
• At our out-patient clinical in the Hospice in Ebbw Vale

Our team work closely together and alongside all of Health and Social Care providers including GPs, district nurses, hospital teams and voluntary workers. We place the patient and their family at the heart of everything we do, so we can provide the right care and support.

 

Who we care for

Hospice of the Valleys cares for people living in Blaenau Gwent whose illnesses are no longer curable.  We aim to care for and support people in the place of their choice, whether it is in their own homes, supported by our Hospice at Home and Community Teams, in our Out-Patient Clinic, or in the local Hospitals.