Who we help
Woking & Sam Beare Hospices is a patient-centred charity that delivers specialist palliative care to adult patients of all ages who have life-limiting and terminal illnesses. We cover the North West Surrey region, providing free of charge holistic care and support services for patients, their families and carers. We care for over 1,400 patients both in our hospice and in their own homes, where over 70% of our care is delivered, enabling patient choice and the best quality of life.
We care for adults of all ages with a wide range of life limiting conditions such as Cancer, heart disease, Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and help them to manage their symptoms, which are often complex and therefore require the expertise of our Clinical Nurse Specialists and specialist doctors. Our services enable us to care holistically, meaning we offer practical, emotional, social and spiritual support as well as managing medical needs. We also deliver counselling for our patients and their families, including child bereavement services and school support programmes.
We are a charity, and while we receive some government funding, around 75% of what we deliver is funded through our charity shops and fundraising activities. We could not do this without the generosity of all of our supporters, volunteers and the local community.
Admission to our hospices is by arrangement with the medical team following a referral by the General Practitioner, Community Team, District Nurse or hospital palliative care team. Patients are generally visited at home or in hospital prior to acceptance. All referrals for admission are assessed daily, Monday to Friday. Emergency referrals will be assessed and a decision on whether admission is appropriate will be decided and prioritised. For more information on how to access our services please see below.
Addlestone, Ashford, Bagshot, Bisley, Brookwood, Burpham, Byfleet, Chertsey, Chobham, East and West Clandon, Egham, Englefiled Green, Guildford (North) Hersham, Horsell, Knaphill, Laleham, Lightwater, Lyne, Merrow, New Haw, Ockham, Old Woking, Ottershaw, Pirbright, Pyrford, Ripley, Send, Sheerwater, Shepperton, Staines, St.John’s, Sunbury, Thorpe, Virginia Water, Walton-on -Thames, West Byfleet, Weybridge, Windlesham, Woking, Woodham
Find out how to access our services here.