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mary hewitson hospital All cash collected without other instruction will be donated here.

keswick hospital

A Registered Charity - Friends of the Mary Hewetson Hospital, Keswick - was formed in 1965, with the express objective to provide amenities for Patients and Staff - this includes the provision of extra equipment and facilities for the benefit of all users of  Keswick Hospital. Over the years the local Community have supported this Charity generously and continue to do so.

Your support would be most welcome.

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About us

One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’all want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. 

We provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. We are Macmillan Cancer Support.

The number of people with cancer is growing every day. We want to reach and improve the lives of  every one of those people. 

Find out how we're going about it.

We are a source of support, helping with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. It's not only patients who live with cancer, we also help carers, families and communities. We guide people through the system, supporting them every step of the way. We fund nurses and other specialist health care professionals and build cancer care centres. But we give so much more than medical help.

People need practical support at home, so we provide anything from some precious time off for a carer, to a lift to hospital. People need emotional support, so we listen, advise and share information through our cancer support specialists, website and trained professionals. People need financial help to cope with the extra costs cancer can bring, so we give benefits advice, and grants for anything from heating bills to travel costs. Together we listen, we learn, we act to help people live with cancer.

st clares hospiceBilly has been raising money for St. Clare's for a number of years including 12 boxing Day Dips

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History/About Us

St. Clare's Hospice is a local independent charity, providing specialist palliative care to adults who live South of the Tyne.
Our services range from day care to in-patient care. We also provide physiotherapy, bereavement counselling, spiritual care, complementary therapy and we host a lymphoedema clinic.

St. Clare’s first opened its doors in 1987 in a 3 storey Edwardian house in Westoe Village, South Shields. The building had been converted with funds from a public appeal started in 1982 – the Hospice still continues to rely on the generosity of the community for the greater proportion of its running costs.

St. Clare’s provided day care for guests with life limiting illnesses. At first there were 5 places for 3 days per week but this quickly expanded to 15 places for 5 days per week. We have always striven to deliver holistic care to guests and patients alike, attending not only to physical but psychological, social and spiritual needs.

Demand for places at St. Clare’s grew and it was clear that there was a need for larger premises. The £1.3 million, purpose built 6 bedded Hospice on Primrose Terrace in Jarrow, was opened in August 1994 and provided both inpatient and day care. A further extension in 2004 added a further 2 beds and converted all to single rooms with en-suite facilities. The Hospice provides a wide range of services to residents south of the Tyne suffering from life limiting illness.

In December 2006, St. Clare’s successfully bid for a £250,000 grant from the Department of Health to improve the facilities at the Hospice. Work will be completed by mid 2008 and the update will provide greater comfort and dignity for all users – patients, guests and loved ones.

A further Department of Health capital grant awarded in March 2010 will enable a full refurbishment of our in patient area, the addition of an Assisted Daily Living kitchen and a multi-purpose room for our day care patients.

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