The care we provide is holistic, so we care for the whole person. We endeavour to cater for the physical, emotional, spiritual, psychological and social needs of patients, families and carers and we aim to give patients the best quality of life that we possibly can, by providing care that is appropriate to their individual needs.
The Inpatient Unit provides specialist palliative care to adults diagnosed with any life-limiting illness, supporting patients and families through individual assessment and the delivery of specialist nursing and medical care. In-patient unit services include complex symptom control, pain management, transitional care after treatment and EOL care and support for relatives. The department is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
In our Outpatient Clinics, we offer palliative care, symptom management and a supportive approach to managing a patient’s condition. It is available to those who need specialist medical support in the management of any complex symptom. Carers are also encouraged to attend to ask questions and share their concerns.
Working collaboratively with the specialist palliative care team, we support early intervention and identification of patient and families who would benefit from support.
We support patients and families in their own home through the provision of education, personal, practical and emotional support and situational respite.
We offer Bereavement Support for adults and children, through the provision of Mindfulness sessions, a Walk and Talk Group and Bereavement Café for adults and a Sunflower Group for bereaved children and their families.
Education, Supportive Care and the Living Well Centre
We are continually looking to develop our community services. Our newly opened Living Well Centre is a way of creating an accessible space for our community, to provide a central hub for the delivery of supportive and palliative care services. Reaching more people by offering a variety of services, this will enable a person to live well during challenging stages of their illness, promoting independence and choice with focusses on treatment, rehabilitation, education, advice and person-led goals. We’re also developing and delivering an education programme to Residential and Nursing homes, community nursing teams and other healthcare professionals to better support EOL care.
Every year we need to raise £2.9 million to deliver our services, of which £2.4 million must come from hospice fundraising, community fundraising, our shops and the generosity of our supporters and grant making trusts.
Bury Hospice opened in 1991 with money raised by the local community and its aims then were the same as they are today; to provide specialist twenty-four hour in-patient, medical and respite facilities, care for people with life-limiting illness, whilst doing everything we can to help support their families and carers.
Our aim is to be the pride of Bury and surrounding districts by helping people to fulfil their wishes during life-shortening illnesses and we work hard to provide quality care whenever and wherever it is needed most.