About Kirkwood Hospice
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Kirkwood Hospice provides specialist care for the people in Kirklees who are facing life-threatening illness.
The Hospice respects individual needs and wishes, caring for each person to help them achieve the best possible quality of life. In addition to treating the physical symptoms of their illness emotional and spiritual support is also provided when needed. Families, friends and carers are offered additional support and help during the patient’s illness and in bereavement.
Since the hospice opened in 1987, its services have gradually expanded and today the hospice provides 16 in-patient beds, day care services open four days a week in the hospice’s Support & Therapy Centre, including a drop-in service at the hospice every Friday and bereavement services in the Family Care Centre, which includes the “Kirkwood Koalas” for bereaved children. There is also a team of three palliative care specialist nurses, who provide advice and support in patients’ own homes and an education centre providing palliative care education and training.
Although we have a huge amount of money to raise every year, it is thanks to the generosity of all its supporters that Kirkwood is able to continue to provide its services, free of charge, to the people of Kirklees facing life-threatening illnesses.