Thanks for the care and kindness during my mother-in-law’s last days; it made a difficult time more pleasant.
- Family member of a hospice patient
At St Rocco’s we exist to provide specialist care to those with a life limiting illness, and their loved ones. Our care incorporates caring for those who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, supporting them to get the very best out of life. We also care for those reaching the end of their lives and our underpinning aim is to provide good symptom control, ensuring both physical and psychological comfort. Our focus is on caring. Our medical and nursing professionals, as well as support and clerical staff, are all committed to delivering and promoting good palliative care, not only in the Hospice, but in any care setting.
Inpatient care is the care provided by St Rocco’s Hospice when someone is admitted to the hospice.
We know that, even if you have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, sometimes all you want to do is get on with your life in the best way that you can. At the Vitality Centre we are here to support you to do just that.
St Rocco’s Hospice at Home Service aims to support people to remain and die at home if that is their choice. This service is provided by a team of experienced healthcare assistants who give practical nursing care and psychological support to patients and their families.
We have been caring for people in Warrington for over 30 years and are now able to take our care and support out into the community, to those who need us in their own homes.
If you feel that yourself or a loved one requires our services, you should talk first to your doctor, consultant or district nurse.
It’s not just our patients who need our care and support – we help those around the patient, too.
People often aren’t fully aware of the work we do at the hospice, or have an out-of-date picture in their mind. The modern hospice is a friendly, often upbeat place where the best of care is provided. We answer some common questions about the hospice.
Available for referrals from 5th May 2015, Rocco’s On Your Doorstep is a free service provided by volunteers who have been specially trained to offer neighbourly support in a variety of ways.
Our medical outpatient clinics are run by senior doctors with the focus around complex symptom control and improving quality of life.
At St. Rocco’s Hospice we are proud to offer Acupuncture for both Out Patients and In Patients, as a very effective method of symptom relief, without the use of drugs.
Mindfulness courses currently run for patients at St. Rocco's, helping them comes to terms with, and live well with, their illnesses.
The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service is based at Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub, operating a drop-in service for those seeking advice about all aspects of the illness. A joint working partnership between St Rocco’s Hospice, Macmillan Cancer Support, NHS Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group, Citizens Advice Bureau and LiveWire, it is there to help patients, their carers, relatives and friends - as well as those just looking for more information on cancer.
Working with children in schools and the community, our innovative RocON! projects benefit patients in many ways.