Dorothy House Hospice Care supports 1,500 families affected by cancer, motor neurone disease and other life threatening conditions every year. It is the only charity providing free specialist nursing care at home for people with life-threatening illness in Bath, north and west Wiltshire and north east Somerset. Most of our care is provided in people’s own homes, as that is where the majority of our patients prefer to be. 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 possible quality of life, pain and symptom relief, respite for carers, emotional and spiritual support and day care are all provided free of charge.
The vast majority of the hospice’s income, 81 per cent, is spent directly on patient care. A further 10 per cent goes on education, which indirectly benefits patients by training Dorothy House staff and other health care professionals.