We look after a population of over £190,000 (2018), in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury. It is a diverse area of six separate and distinct towns; Bury, Prestwich, Whitefield, Radcliffe, Tottington and Ramsbottom and many of our patients are from areas of high deprivation within the borough.
We are regarded as a community asset, delivering the Palliative & End of Life Care needs of all communities within the Metropolitan Borough of Bury in the way that each community believes best serves their needs. We are “In the community, for the community, about the community”, valuing diversity and equality and respecting, considering and consulting with all.
Our main vision is under-pinned by the need to focus more on early support and intervention, working closely with community partners to support the development of resilient local communities and focusing on providing fully integrated care at the heart of all pathways.
The care we provide is holistic, so we care for the whole person. We endeavour to cater for the physical, emotional, spiritual, psychological and social needs of patients, families and carers and we aim to give patients the best quality of life that we possibly can, by providing care that is appropriate to their individual needs.
The inpatient unit provides specialist palliative care to adults diagnosed with any life-limiting illness, supporting patients and families through individual assessment and the delivery of specialist nursing and medical care. In-patient unit services include complex symptom control, pain management, transitional care after treatment and end of life care and support for relatives. The department is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
Day services provide care and support to patients and carers in a calm and relaxing environment. We offer creative & diversional therapy for patients and support and day respite for carers and aim to enhance well-being by focusing on living well and promoting dignity, independence and choice. The service currently runs two days a week.
In our outpatient clinics, we offer palliative care, symptom management and a supportive approach to managing a patient’s condition. It is available to those who need specialist medical support in the management of any complex symptom. Carers are also encouraged to attend to ask questions and share their concerns.
We offer bereavement support for adults and children, with Mindfulness sessions, a Walk and Talk Group and Bereavement Café for adults and a Sunflower Group for bereaved children.
Every year we need to raise £2.75million to deliver our services, of which £2.32 million must come from hospice fundraising, community fundraising, our shops and the generosity of our supporters and grant making trusts.
Bury Hospice opened in 1991 with money raised by the local community and its aims then were the same as they are today; to provide specialist twenty-four hour in-patient, medical and respite facilities care for people with life-limiting illness, whilst doing everything we can to help support their families and carers.
Our aim is to be the pride of Bury and surrounding districts by helping people to fulfil their wishes during life-shortening illnesses and we work hard to provide quality care whenever and wherever it is needed most.