Who we are and what we offer
St Barnabas House is a local independent charitable hospice, first opened in 1973 by a local anaesthetist, Dr Francis Gusterson.
Our service includes:
- A 20 bed in-patient ward
- Day Hospice with 18 places
- Community Palliative Care Team
- Family Services Team
- Education Department
- Hospice at Home
The hospice team consists of nurses, doctors, social workers, counsellors, chaplain, physiotherapists, complementary therapists, artist-in-residence, Hospice at Home team and volunteers.
Hospice staff will discuss your treatment and care with you, giving you opportunities to express your wishes and address your concerns. We appreciate that this is a difficult time for you and your family and that some things may be difficult to talk about. We aim to be sensitive and supportive in our conversations with you respecting your individual beliefs, lifestyle and culture.
Patients may be referred to the service for:
- Management of physical symptoms
- Emotional support, which may include counselling
- Day Hospice
- Admission to the ward for symptom management, respite care, or care in the last days of life
Television presenter Des Lynam began supporting St Barnabas after his aunt became ill and was cared for at the hospice. Click on the related link below to listen.
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