The recently completed £5.5 million centre at Goscote is the first facility of its kind in Walsall. It will deliver high quality medical and nursing and therapy care for local people living with cancer and other serious illnesses, as well as offering support for their families and carers.
The Centre will provide care and support services for a wide range of patients and carers from across the community and its facilities provided by the NHS include:
- A Specialist Day Hospice Facility
- Community Oncology and Chemotherapy Service
- Specialist Community Palliative Care Service
- Complementary Therapy Service
- Specialist Therapies Teams
- Cancer and Palliative Information and Support Services
- Specialist Lymphoedema Services
- Voluntary Services
- Bereavement Services
- An Outpatients Department offering a range of consultation facilities
- Benefits Advice
The following services are provided by St Giles Walsall Hospice within the centre:
- Management of 12 inpatient beds
- Symptom Control
- Respite Care
- Dedicated round-the-clock care for those who need it the most
Palliative Care Centre Address
Telephone: 0800 7839050 or 01922 602610
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Sue Crabtree, Head of Palliative and End of Life Care for Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust said: "Many of the patients who use the services here will do so as part of their recovery and their ongoing care.
"Other patients that may have an illness that will remain with them, the centre will be able to offer a range of treatments to enable them to live positive and fulfilling lives as long as they are able to do so."
Palliative Care Centre Manager, Sally Killian, added: "We are very proud of what we have built here, and the completion of the centre marks the successful culmination of many years of hard work and dedication by staff and an army of volunteer supporters."
St Giles Hospice are delighted to be able to provide such a service to the people of Walsall. Peter Holliday, St Giles Walsall Hospice Chief Executive said: "A great deal of planning and hard work has gone in to ensuring that the new 12-bed hospice enhances comfort and care for our Walsall patients, as well as supporting their relatives in a relaxed and friendly local environment."
Anyone requiring further information should contact Centre Manager Sally Killian by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring her on 01922 602609.