The Hospice of the Good Shepherd
This is your local hospice where for the last 35 years our amazing team of doctors, nurses and volunteers look after the people that matter to you most – your loved ones, friends, neighbours and colleagues – when they need it most, with love and always without charge.
It’s only your kind gifts, thoughtful donations, events and other magnificent fundraising efforts that enable us to keep doing what we do so well: helping individuals make the very best of the last chapter of their lives through inpatient care and Living Well outpatient services.
Make a Donation
Now more than ever we need your support. The Hospice, which is not part of the NHS, receives only 20% of its income from government funding meaning it has to raise just over £5.1 million each year from donations, fundraising events and charity shops. The Hospice has helped thousands of people and their families living with life limiting illness, predominantly from the kind generosity of people like you who make financial donations and volunteer their time. Charity Registration No. 515516.
Living Well Services
The overall aim of our service is to provide care and support to you to help you live well with your condition or adjust to your loss. We have a dedicated team of people all working together, including nurses, adult and children’s counsellors, spiritual care workers, social worker, complementary therapists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists and a carers support worker.
Out Patient Clinics
As well as the in-patient palliative care offered by the Hospice, we also provide a range of care in our out-patient clinics. Of those who attend these clinics, many have been discharged from a stay at the Hospice, and others have been referred by their healthcare professional. As with all of our services, these out-patient attendances are provided free of charge by experienced, qualified professionals.
Family Support & Bereavement Services
Grief and loss are complex emotional issues which affect us all at some time or another. At the Hospice of the Good Shepherd we have a dedicated and professional team providing support to people throughout West Cheshire who are dealing with bereavement following the death of a loved one, regardless of when, where or how they died. Counselling is also available to those affected by a life-limiting illness.
Social Work & Family Support
Family Support is available to all patients, their carers and families. The Family Support team consists of qualified palliative care social workers, with the Bereavement Service consisting of a team of counsellors and befrienders. Our palliative care social workers can advise about or arrange for any practical help as well as provide emotional support to all patients and families who attend the various services the hospice offers.