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About Us

‘There ought to be a place like St. Christopher’s Hospice here in Gwent’. Comment by student nurses, Symposium on the Care of Dying Patients, 1977

In 1979, Heulwen Egerton MBE, a nurse tutor at Newport’s Royal Gwent Hospital set up the ‘Gwent Hospice Project Group.’ The group was made up of like-minded individuals who were concerned at the lack of palliative care available to the people of Gwent.

From our first year of operation, when St David’s cared for six patients, St David’s has grown to become the UK’s largest provider of hospice at home care, caring for over 3,200 patients and families every year, at a cost of over £7.5 million.

St David’s Hospice Care is committed to providing bespoke, individual care for all our patients and their families. We work alongside patients and hope to support them at the most difficult times of their lives. We aim to ensure that patients have choice about the care they receive and maintaining dignity throughout their journey is paramount to us.

The Family Support Team help family members by offering support and advice, taking away the awful uncertainty and fears that loved ones have to cope with.

Forget Me Not Names Next

‘Unicorn’ was established thanks to by funding from BBC Children In Need. This service provides specialist bereavement support to children and young people.St David’s Hospice Care acknowledges the funding contribution of the Aneurin Bevan Health Board.