Willen Hospice is the only adult care Hospice in Milton Keynes.
As one of the most loved charities in the local area, we have cared for patients for over 40 years. We give compassionate, personal end of life care at our Hospice and in people’s homes, helping patients live well every day, and die with dignity. This exceptional care is given free of charge.
Our calm, friendly Hospice is set alongside Willen Lake with its beautiful views, making it a tranquil place for patients and their loved ones to make the most of their time left together.
Willen Hospice is run by local people for local people. Countless people in the community are passionate about the charity, and it’s this thriving community that helps us drive fundraising and donations, freeing us up to focus on easing the pain of those near the end of their lives.
We have 170 staff and over 600 volunteers who help us carry out our vital work, but we simply cannot do it without the ongoing support of our local community.
We focus on four key areas: specialist symptom control, emotional support, spiritual support and care for carers. Often the most distressing aspect of living with life-limiting illnesses is the types of pain and symptoms which can arise. Our team of dedicated staff and volunteers can give specialist support to patients and their family members, to help deal with the physical and emotional effects of both their illness and treatments. Our care gives real comfort, eases pain and reduces anxiety for patients and their loved ones. We work closely with GPs, hospitals, community nursing staff and social workers to ensure that our specialist care is practical, informed and supportive at all levels.
Our services are provided free of charge to those we care for.
We provide care for people from the age of 18 years upwards, who have been referred by a GP or other medical professionals.
We are based in Milton Keynes and we cover the surrounding areas, providing services to three Primary Care Trusts – Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire.
Regular, statutory inspections are carried out by the Care Quality Commission to maintain the highest levels of service.
Find out how your support is helping us to make a difference in our local community as we care for people who are living with life limiting illnesses.