Specialist care for adults in Dorset with a life limiting illness

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We've put together some commonly asked questions to give you more information about Weldmar and the services we offer.

Our individually tailored care for patients and their loved ones takes place in the community, at home, and in our hospice

Weldmar Hospicecare

Weldmar Hospicecare

Weldmar Hospicecare is a Dorset charity providing specialist end of life care for adults with a life limiting illness. Our compassionate approach supports patients and their families in the community, at home, and in our hospice. All of our care is provided free.

We have a dedicated team of nurses, doctors, therapists, social workers and counsellors, but only 21% of our funds are provided by the NHS – the rest is raised for our Dorset charity thanks to the support of the local community.

Our aim is to ensure all adults needing end of life care in Dorset have access to excellent services, delivered when they are needed, meeting individual needs of patients and their loved ones.

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Make A Will Month

This October, you can write or amend a will with a participating local solicitor in return for a suggested donation to Weldmar Hospicecare – a significant saving on the usual cost.

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Jurassic Coast Challenge

Get your walking boots on for Weldmar

Every step makes a difference with Weldmar’s Jurassic Coast Challenge!

Our popular event takes place on Saturday, 17th September, and you can take in the incredible sights of the world famous Dorset coastline on either a 13 or 26 mile route!

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Summer Fete

Weldmar’s Summer Fete is back!

We are absolutely thrilled to be able to hold our 25th Summer Fete on Saturday 10th September.

It will be our first since 2019 and takes place in the meadow of our Inpatient Unit in Dorchester.

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There for you through life’s most difficult journey

Find out how Weldmar makes a difference in Dorset

We regularly talk to patients, loved ones, and supporters about the difference that Weldmar Hospicecare has made to their lives.

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Leaving a gift to Weldmar Hospicecare in your Will – and how to write a free online Will today

We are able to look after one in three of our patients thanks to gifts left to us in Wills.

It’s a very special way of helping to ensure that we are here to support families in Dorset in years to come. Would you consider leaving an affordable gift in your Will?

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Join our team

Weldmar Hospicecare is hiring across a number of our departments, including clinical and nursing, through to catering, fundraising, and retail.

Your donation really makes a difference

Whether you spend £1 on one of our lottery tickets or you pledge to leave a gift in your Will, your donation will make a difference to patients with life limiting illnesses in Dorset, and their loved ones.

Palliative Care Education and Training for Dorset

Weldmar Hospicecare is committed to ensuring that those who need excellent palliative care in Dorset have access to it, and so we have a range of education and training courses available.

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Did you know...

2,358

patients and loved ones in Dorset received our care last year

£18,000

is how much we need to raise every day to provide our services

83%

of the care we provide is in the community and patients' own homes

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