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About us

Weldmar Hospicecare is a charity that provides end of life care for people living in Dorset 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 services are provided free of charge.

All our care is free and reliant on public donations.


Weldmar Hospicecare is an independent charity only working in Dorset. 21% of our funds is provided by the NHS, leaving Weldmar needing to raise £18,000 per day to fund our free of charge services through fundraising and our chain of twenty charity shops and six outlets.  79% of our funds are raised thanks to the support of our local community.

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. We care 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.

We were originally three charities, CancerCare Dorset (formerly West Dorset Macmillan Service), Joseph Weld Hospice and Trimar Hospice. The services merged between 2003-2004 to form Weldmar Hospicecare Trust.

We are reliant on our local community for our funds from legacies, fundraising activities, major events, our chain of shops and outlets, and our Friends of Weldmar Hospicecare.

Weldmar Hospicecare Trust is a company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital
Company Registration No. 2520727 (England and Wales)
Registered Charity Number 1000414

Care Quality Commission Reports

The Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) job is to make sure that care provided by hospitals, dentists, ambulances, care homes and services in people’s own homes and elsewhere meets government standards of quality and safety.

The most recent report from the CQC rated Weldmar Hospicecare as ‘Outstanding’ and can be found on their website.


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Mission Statement

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Equality and Diversity

Weldmar recognises values and respects that each person is unique.

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To help to make sure everyone who needs palliative care gets a good service, Weldmar is committed to supporting education and training.

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