The original Woking Hospice
Founded in 1996 by Rhod Lofting, the original Woking Hospice opened its ten-bed care facility in Hill View Road, Woking. The ten-bed Sam Beare Hospice that was located at Weybridge Hospital, was funded by the NHS 1999 – 2005 and then it became a registered charity in June 2006.
Sam Beare Hospice
The decision to merge Woking Hospice and Sam Beare Hospice to a state-of-the-art facility in Goldsworth Park, Woking was made in 2014. To find out more about the new build please click here.
The decision to merge the two hospices to one site is primarily because we put our patients at the heart of everything we do, but also to enable us to increase our impact and reach by:
- Offering the best possible facilities and care for our patients
- Providing 20 private purpose built rooms, each with an en-suite bathroom and balcony
- Having private family pods and capacity for overnight stay
- Offering two bariatric rooms
- Improving best practice sharing and staff development [training centre]
- Enhancing our Wellbeing Centre with the most modern equipment
- Improving the environment to maximise patient and visitor comfort and wellbeing
- A purpose built multi-faith suite
- Reducing our ongoing costs by being on one site
However, our two community teams still continue to deliver care to some 800 patients at any one time either in their own homes or in a care or nursing home. The Sam Beare Community team are also still based in Weybridge.