The Friends of the Wisdom Hospice
The Friends of The Wisdom Hospice is a Charity dedicated to supporting the work of the Wisdom Hospice, providing specialised end of life care and support to local people, their families, friends and carers whether at home, in the hospice or hospital. It's all about the patients and helping the hospice team to care for them and their families.
The Wisdom Hospice is the only Adult Hospice for the areas of Medway and Swale. The specialist palliative care service, provided by Medway Community Healthcare and partially funded by The Friends, offers a multi-disciplinary approach; providing care at Home, on the Ward or in Hospital.
The Hospice's aim is to help improve the quality of life for patients and their families at any stage of the patient's illness. They support those with a terminal diagnosis or who's illness has become life-limiting. The majority of patients seen by the service have advanced cancer, but they support many with neurological diseases such as motor neurone disease, those with advanced HIV disease and advancing respiratory, cardiac and renal disease.
The Hospice itself includes fifteen in-patient beds, bereavement support and advice as well as psychosocial and family support to patients and their families. They provide palliative care in the comfort of your home, as well as advice and support through our Wellbeing and Therapy centre. This includes respite care and complementary therapies which supported by a Hairdressing Salon, private therapy spaces and Art Room. All Hospice services are free of charge.