Peace Hospice Care provides high quality, specialist care for patients, and their families, facing life-limiting illnesses across South West Hertfordshire and the wider area. We help people manage their conditions and offer support at end of life too. We need to raise over £6m each year to deliver our services, all of which are provided free of charge, both in the community and in the Hospice.
Peace Hospice Care provides free specialist palliative care across South West Hertfordshire, and the wider area, for patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness. We help them manage their conditions and provide support at the end of life too. The needs of patients, families and the local community we serve are changing all the time and we recognise that we need to change too to meet those needs.
Why we are here:
Making a difference to those in our community who need us because we believe every person matters, every day counts.
What we are setting out to achieve:
Until the day that all palliative care needs in our community are met, we will strive to extend our reach to support more people, whenever and wherever they need us.
Which underpin everything we do:
Integrity–we are open, honest and forthright.
Quality–we are committed to achieving the highest possible standards across our organisation to benefit patients, families, carers, Volunteers, staff and the wider community.
Collaboration–we know that working together makes us stronger and we seek to work in partnership to maximise resources, skills, expertise and knowledge, as well as efficiencies.
Compassion–the physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing of others is at the heart of what we do.
How we provide our services.
Peace Inpatient Services
The team on our 12 bedded Inpatient Unit provide both end of life care and short-term interventions to support patients requiring symptom management.
Peace Outpatient Services
We provide holistic assessment, care and support for people living with life-limiting illness in South West Hertfordshire. The service includes a very wide range of rehabilitation interventions and support, wellbeing and creative arts interventions and a growing Bereavement and Counselling Service.
Peace Community Services
Our Rapid Personalised Care Service provides personal care for up to 12 weeks to patients at home receiving end of life care whilst our Palliative Response Team is a skilled nurse and medical team supporting patients, their families and carers at home in line with their wishes to receive, and remain, at home for their care.
Peace Engagement Services
Through engagement activities we raise awareness of Peace Hospice Care, promote equality, diversity & inclusion, increase our profile in the community we serve and target under-represented groups. Services include our Compassionate Neighbours project which connects people who are bereaved and/or living with a life-limiting illness with a Compassionate Neighbour who provides sustained support via in-person visits and phone calls.
Peace Education Services
As well as providing internal training to staff and Volunteers, we work externally with Care Home staff to raise awareness of the needs of patients who are receiving palliative care.