Founded in 1989, the Hospice was originally called The Five Towns Plus Hospice. A short time later, Her Majesty the Queen gave permission for the Hospice to use its current the name, The Prince of Wales Hospice.
The Prince of Wales Hospice cares for patients with any life-limiting illness, including cancer, motor neurone disease and chronic heart and lung disease. The hospice cares for anyone over the age of 18, either as a visiting out-patient, or on our ward where it offers 24-hour specialist care. The Hospice helps people live better with their illness, with over half who stay with the hospice eventually returning home. Many choose the safety and dignity of our Hospice for care at the end of their life.
In the summer of 2016 its Incare bedrooms were upgraded along with the hydrotherapy bathroom, ward reception areas and the conservatory, which is now a communal garden-room offering a social space for patients and visitors. Now, all 13 single bedrooms and the family room are furnished and equipped to the highest possible standards. This project was very generously funded by the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust.