Welcome to Weldmar Hospicecare.
We provide specialist end of life care to people in Dorset who are living with a life limiting illness, which includes conditions such as cancer, motor neurone disease, and heart disease.
We also support their loved ones throughout what can be one of life’s most difficult journeys.
Weldmar Hospicecare provides this care throughout the west, south, and north of Dorset with our team of Weldmar Community Nurses, and Day Services in a number of locations. Our Inpatient Unit is situated in beautiful grounds in Dorchester, and we recently introduced a new service, Weldmar at Home, for those patients who prefer to spend their last weeks and days in the comfort of their own home.
As well as our doctors and nurses, our approach to providing specialist care extends to services such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy. In addition to this, our Family Support Services team is there to help patients and families through this difficult time.
patients and family members in Dorset received our care in the last year
of all our care is provided in the community and patient's own homes
patients were referred to our Community Nursing Team last year
Weldmar Community Nursing Team
Your first contact with Weldmar Hospicecare is most likely to be with your local Weldmar Community Nurse, once you have been referred from your GP or healthcare professional.
They will visit you at home to discuss your needs and the best way forward.
The care we provide is as individual as you are.Find out more about this here
Patients who are being seen at home by one of our Weldmar Community Nursing team may have the opportunity to attend one of our Day Services sessions.
This provides a social, interactive and engaging day with activities, games, and crafts, as well as a delicious lunch.
It also provides the opportunity for relatives and carers to have a short break.Find out more about Day Services here
Our Inpatient Unit
For those patients who need a more sustained professional input, for example to help manage symptoms, we have our Inpatient Unit based in beautiful surroundings in Dorchester.
Our team of doctors, nurses, and other professionals are on hand at the hospice to provide bespoke and tailored care around the clock, ensuring patients are comfortable and treated with the respect they deserve.Find out more about our Inpatient Unit here
Weldmar at Home
Weldmar at Home was introduced in 2021, to meet the growing need and demand for care for patients who wish to die in their familiar and comfortable surroundings.
We provide care to people with advanced illness in their homes, with the aim of helping people remain comfortable, as well as assisting and supporting those important to them.Find out more about Weldmar at Home here