Woking & Sam Beare Hospices first hospice in the UK to sign up to ‘John’s Campaign’

Woking & Sam Beare Hospices are the first hospice in the UK to sign up to ‘John’s Campaign’ recognising the important role that carers of those living with dementia play.

We are aware that each carer has their own need for support and as a hospice we understand the importance of families and carers within the patient’s journey and as such Woking & Sam Beare Hospices offers open visiting for all.

“Our core aim is that patients, their families and carers are at the heart of what we do and everything we seek to achieve” commented Caroline Hodgson Specialist Palliative Care Social Worker at Woking & Sam Beare “This aim is reflected through the support and care our staff and volunteers offer”

Our new state –of the –art hospice building was designed with carers needs in mind and we have several spaces and quiet rooms for carers to rest and places where they can meet other carers.

“Mindful of carers’ needs we offer bereavement and practical support to adults and child carers” added Caroline.

“Sadly, a recent study at University College London showed that individual’s with advanced dementia do not always receive specialist palliative care input despite having complex symptoms.” Commented Barry Quinn, Director of Nursing “By signing up to John’s campaign it allows us to be part of the national campaign to recognise the needs of those living with dementia and those who care for them”

Woking & Sam Beare Hospices understands the needs of those living with dementia both ‘John’s Campaign’ and our values recognise that every individual and their family/carer is at the heart of everything we do.

For more information visit  Johns Campaign