The Hospice of the Good Shepherd
This is your local hospice where our amazing team of doctors, nurses and volunteers look after the people that matter to you most 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 support, Living Well outpatient services and bereavement counselling for young people.
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. Charity Registration No. 515516.
From Skydives to Car Boots, Sponsored Walks, Charity Balls and Marathons. We’ve got something for everyone in the Hospice events calendar.
We have 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.
Our specialist team of medical and nursing staff deliver end of life care to our patients and support their families, carers and friends. Our services are varied across a number of disciplines and reflect the diverse nature of our care and support.
The Hospice of the Good Shepherd 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.
Our Vision and Values
We believe in the ethos of Dame Cicely Saunders, who was an English nurse, social worker, physician and writer. She is noted for her work in terminal care research and her role in the birth of the hospice movement, emphasising the importance of palliative care in modern medicine.
Our dedicated team of staff and healthcare professionals aim to meet the unique physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of those with a life-limiting illness, and to help maintain their dignity. We provide specialist palliative care for people with cancer and non-cancer life-limiting illnesses, at all stages of their illness.
We’re not just focused on our patients either. We fully recognise that it’s also a difficult time for relatives, carers & friends and we provide support for them too.
Hospice of the Good Shepherd provides its services free of charge to its patients. Just 24% of the funding we receive comes from statutory sources. The remaining 76% is raised from a range of fundraising activities and the support of our very generous local community in Cheshire. In addition, we raise money through our local charity shops and our weekly lottery.
Fundraising events cover a broad range of fun activities so there’s sure to be something for everyone in the family.
How We Support You
Our specialist team of medical and nursing staff deliver end of life care to patients and support their families, carers and friends. The services offered by the Hospice are varied across a number of disciplines and reflect the diverse nature of our care and support.
We understand that for many people the thought of coming to the Hospice can be daunting and may make your and your family anxious and this is a particularly difficult period in people’s lives.
The Hospice provides specialist palliative and end-of-life care in a welcoming and compassionate environment. Healthcare professionals can refer any patient to the Hospice with an advanced life-limiting disease who need specialist care.
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.
Join our Team!
Find your perfect job or volunteering role. At The Hospice of the Good Shepherd you will know you make a difference every day.
For as little as £1 per week you could be in with a chance of winning one of our 33 weekly prizes with a top prize of £1,000 as well as knowing you’ve helped every time you play.