Weldmar Hospicecare is the largest independent charity in Dorset.
We are a charity in Dorset providing end of life care for people living in the county who need our specialist support. Our compassionate approach supports patients and their families, medically and in other ways, in the community, in our hospice and at home. All our care is free and reliant on public donations.
We employ nurses, doctors, therapists, social workers, and offer counselling services. We work in patients’ homes, our hospice and the community, supported by trained volunteers. As an independent charity only working in Dorset, 25% of our funds is provided by the NHS – 75% of our funds are raised thanks to the support of our local community.
Weldmar Hospicecare cares for patients with cancer and other progressive conditions, such as motor neurone disease, who require our specialist help.
We aim to ensure all patients needing end of life care in Dorset have access to excellent services delivered when and where needed whether by Weldmar, or by others supported by us. We work alongside our colleagues in health and social care to ensure that we meet the individual needs of patients and their families.