Hospice at Home Gwynedd and Anglesey is a local community focused charity that cares for patients with cancer and other life limiting illnesses across Gwynedd and Anglesey. We differ from other hospice organisations in that 80% of the work we do is caring for people in their own homes. The remaining 20% is made up from our work in the day hospice and our complementary therapy service. In a largely rural area, caring for people in their own homes better meets the needs of the community in the provision of care.
Gwynedd Hospice at Home was registered as a charity in 1990 following a successful appeal to the general public for £500,000 to establish and provide a ‘Home Nursing Service’ for patients in the old county of Gwynedd. The service became operational in 1992.
The Hospice Nursing Service is now working within the Department of Palliative Care of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board alongside their Medical and Nursing Colleagues, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists, all of whom work closely with the Primary Health Care Teams.
The Charity also provides support to help patients live as actively as possible and to help the family cope during the patients illness. The Hafan Menai Day Hospice is an integral part of this support and this centre is located on the Ysbyty Gwynedd site in Bangor.
In order to provide a more comprehensive service to a largely rural area we support 6 Complementary Therapy clinics and offer transport services for patients to attend the day hospice.