St David’s Hospice Care has been providing community-based hospice care for people with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses, and their families, since 1979. Care is provided to people living within Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen and within certain areas of South and Mid Powys.
In June 2013 St David’s Hospice Care took over the management of St Anne’s Hospice which means that, should the need arise, patients can receive care in the in-patient hospice in Newport.
In addition to the four teams of Clinical Nurse Specialists, St David’s Hospice Care has a Hospice at Home team of nurses and healthcare assistants who provide hands-on care for their patients. St David’s Hospice Care also has a Family Support Team comprising social workers, welfare rights advisers, bereavement support, children’s support worker (Unicorn) and complementary therapists. There are four Day Hospices: in Newport; near Pontypool; in Ystrad Mynach and in Brecon. St David’s Hospice Care also has two Resource Centres: in Caldicot and in Monmouth.
Naturally the cost of providing such high levels of care does have financial implications for the Charity. With the addition of St Anne’s Hospice it will cost St David’s Hospice Care approximately £7 million each year to provide their services and the Charity receives less than 20% of this from the NHS. In order to raise much needed funds St David’s Hospice Care has 38 charity shops, a weekly lottery, and organises many fundraising events throughout the year.
St David’s Hospice Care is indebted to the local community for their on-going support and is sincerely grateful for any financial contributions towards the work of the Charity.