About St Kentigern Hospice

St. Kentigern Hospice is committed to meeting the needs of people, with active, progressive or advanced illness across the communities of North East Wales. By providing palliative and respite care we strive to promote the highest quality of life with continuing support for families and carers.

Philosophy of Care

  • Our continuing objective is to offer patients, their carers, families and friends responsive holistic care in a warm, homely, safe, nurturing environment.
  • As part of the wider umbrella of “palliative care” we believe our services meets a need within our local communities and are committed to maintaining this.
  • We support the principle that respect for dignity and consideration of the ‘whole’ patient is paramount. To this end we address physical, psychological, emotional, cultural, faith/spiritual and family needs of our patients.
  • We believe implementation of good symptom control, in partnership with the patient first, and the multidisciplinary team, is fundamental to promoting a feeling of wellness and enhanced quality-of-life.
  • We recognise the importance of patients being independent and will work to maintain this.

We believe that “hospice care” is about re-affirming life, irrespective of that life-span

At the heart of the hospice

St Kentigern Hospice offers specialist palliative care, not only for the patient, but also for family members and carers. It is most important that family members and carers are psychologically, emotionally and spiritually supported, both prior to and post death in a sensitive manner.

We can offer further help and advice if people have problems of a highly personal nature, calling on our highly skilled hospice staff. One to one support is available if necessary. This project will enable us to offer privacy and space to help people talk sensitively, openly and honestly about deteriorating health and death. Thus, keeping a family unit functioning and supporting each other through what is a very difficult time for all involved?

We run a Children support service which aims to support young people to understand and manage the grief that is experienced because of the loss of a parent, assist in normalising the emotions associated with the loss, encourage the expression of thoughts and emotions and help restore self-confidence and self-esteem.

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