Woodlands Hospice Independent Charity
Woodlands Hospice Charitable Trust is an independent charity committed to delivering the best possible practice and development of Specialist Palliative Care for people with cancer and other life limiting illnesses. It honours people’s right to dignity and respect at whatever stage of their illness, by its aim to improve the quality of life for patients and their carers. Woodlands is based in North Liverpool and covers a population of 330,000 in North Liverpool, South Sefton and Kirkby in Knowsley.
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The Woodlands Hospice Charitable Trust was set up as a direct response to the needs of local people living with cancer. The experiences of General Practitioners, Macmillan nurses and hospital staff identified the need for a facility for the care and support of those with life-threatening illnesses in North Liverpool. The Day Hospice was opened in 1996, the Out-Patient Unit in 2005,
In 2006, we launched a Capital Appeal to raise the £2.37 million needed to build a 15 bedded In-Patient unit as an extension to our existing building.
The people of Merseyside responded, donations, grants and equipment flooded into the Capital Appeal office and on June 6th 2009, Woodlands' Inpatient unit began accepting its first patients.
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