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.

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We are committed to developing strong relationships with others in Dorset who are involved at any stage with palliative and end of life care.

Here, you’ll find more information about our services, and how to refer a patient to Weldmar Hospicecare.

We also have a wide range of education and training programmes to ensure that we share our knowledge and expertise, which are suitable for fellow health and care professionals in Dorset.

Refer To Weldmar

Referring a patient to Weldmar Hospicecare

People who self refer to Weldmar will be advised to contact their GP, or the health care professional who has been involved in their care, to submit a referral form so that we have all the relevant information.

You’ll find information here about our services and how to refer a patient.

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Education and Courses

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.

Our skills, expertise, and knowledge is shared with those who need it, from fellow medical professionals, to care home staff, and any other individual or organisation who feels they may benefit.

Topics include pain and symptom management, syringe driver training, supporting children facing bereavement, ethics and dignity, and spirituality.

See our full range of courses
Palliative Care Handbook

The Palliative Care Handbook

This handbook, often known as the ‘Little Green Book’, contains guidance to help GPs, community nurses, and hospital staff as well as specialist palliative care teams. It aims to provide a checklist for the management of common problems in palliative care, with some information on drug treatment.

The material in this handbook is intended to apply across a range of diagnoses.

Download PDF - The Palliative Care Handbook



The Primary Care Training Hub Podcast

The Palliative Care Specialists in Dorset have come together to produce a series of educational podcasts, and Weldmar Hospicecare have contributed to a number of episodes.

You can sign up to follow the series on Spotify or Google Podcasts, or check back here.

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Information on Motor Neurone Disease for Professionals

Below are a list of helpful documents for any professionals looking for more information about Motor Neurone Disease care in Dorset.

Care pathway for people living with Motor Neurone Disease in Dorset

Respiratory Care pathway for people living with Motor Neurone Disease in Dorset

End Of Life Care Guidelines in Dorset

Do you want to join our team?

We have a number of roles across the organisation. Have a look at our latest vacancies, or contact recruitment@weld-hospice.org.uk to express an interest.

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