Mythbusters

There are many misconceptions about what we do

Jersey Hospice Care is just a place where people go to die

We provide a range of services to support the whole person, not just their condition or illness. We aim to enable people to have the best quality of life and support their loved ones

Everyone who is referred to Jersey Hospice Care dies at Hospice

More than half of our patients die at home. We aim to ensure that 100% of our patients die where they want to be. This might not be at Jersey Hospice Care, but at home (be it their family home, residential or care home) or Jersey General Hospital

Jersey Hospice Care offers just tea and sympathy

Our Specialist Palliative Care Nurses have extensive knowledge and skills in caring for people with life limiting illnesses. They provide advice and support with any physical, psychological, spiritual or social issues to patients and their loved ones. We also offer a range of therapies to help our patients live well, including exercises in our purpose built gym and complementary therapy

Jersey Hospice Care is a dark and depressing place

Our Hospice is full of life, love and laughter. People who visit comment on how friendly, welcoming, bright and upbeat it is. If you visit our Hospice you will find a warm and relaxing atmosphere and staff and volunteers who are caring, knowledgeable and genuine

We only care for patients with cancer

Since 2014, we have provided care and support to patients with any life limiting illness, not just cancer. Nowadays, about half of our patients do not have cancer

Our care is just for the elderly

Our services are for anyone over the age of 18 years old that has had a diagnosis of a non-curable, life limiting illness. Our patients vary in age. We also provide emotional support to patients’ families including their children and have a bereavement team who are specialists in dealing with children and young people

We are in the planning stages of extending our services to children and young people