Dorothy House Hospice Care helps 1,500 families affected by cancer, motor neurone disease and other life threatening conditions. Patients are looked after from a wide geographical area- Bath, north and west Wiltshire and parts of Somerset.
Dorothy House is the only charity providing free specialist nursing care at home for people with life-threatening illness in the area.
Most of our patients are looked after in their own homes, but short-term care, out-patient and day patient services are provided at the hospice in Winsley, near Bath. To make sure patients have the best quality of life possible, pain and symptom relief, respite for carers, emotional and spiritual support and day care are all provided free of charge.
Such a comprehensive service is costly and Dorothy House Hospice Care receives about 30 per cent of its funding from the NHS. This year, after NHS funding, £3million is needed to provide services at the current level.
The hospice depends on the generosity of local people to continue to provide its services at their current level, and income from legacies is crucially important to us.
If you are thinking of leaving a gift to Dorothy House in your will and would like to discuss it, please contact Gill Cannon on 01225 721480 or email her directly by clicking here.