Weldmar Hospicecare supports professional healthcarers from both within Weldmar and in the wider community.

We do this by delivering education and training in palliative care and offering advice on palliative care. We also advise health and social care professionals on making patient referrals to us.


Access to our services for patients is by referral, normally from a patient’s GP or consultant. The referral form could also be completed by the District Nurse or specialist home care nurse, or Social Services, in liaison with the patient’s GP.

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

More about Weldmar’s education and training

The Palliative Care Handbook

Advice on clinical management – Edited by the Wessex Palliative Physicians.

Read the Palliative Care Handbook

End of Life Care for Adults

A section of the website with information for people who are approaching death. It also includes support for their family or carers and information about Compassionate Communities and links to all templates that are used pan Dorset, such as the advance care planning booklet and the DNAR forms.

Visit the End of Life Care pages on

Weldmar is Outstanding

Care provided by Weldmar Hospicecare - which covers north, west and south Dorset - has been rated ‘outstanding’.

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See our hospice

Photographs of our inpatient unit, Joseph Weld Hospice, in Dorchester.

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Find us

Use the map to find all of Weldmar’s locations across Dorset

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