Prospect offers support to people and their families and carers when someone has been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, and has an unparalleled history of care for local people in the area it serves.
Last year Prospect Hospice cared for and supported more than 5,500 patients and family members at the hospice in Wroughton, in patients’ own homes and through a palliative care team based at Great Western Hospital in Swindon. All of this care is provided without charge.
In the summer of 2015 Prospect Hospice will open a new outpatient centre at Savernake Hospital in Marlborough, following a very successful community fundraising campaign. The new centre will provide a range of services and therapies from rooms which have been made available to Prospect Hospice thanks to the Great Western Hospital Foundation Trust.
As a registered charity, Prospect Hospice needs to raise close to £6m to provide the care and raise the funds to provide care and services to patients and their families who depend on them. Less than 30 per cent of this funding is from statutory organisations such as the NHS – the rest is raised through support and donations for the hospice’s 17 charity shops, a weekly lottery, fundraising events and many more activities.
Prospect Hospice is the only dedicated end-of-life care service for the 300,000 people living in its community, who they have been proud to serve for 35 years.