St Anne’s Hospice is the only hospice in Gwent and is celebrating its 18th Anniversary this year. Gwent is made up of the 5 Local Health Board areas of:
Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouth, Newport and Torfaen.
St Anne’s hospice provides specialist palliative care to adult patients who have been diagnosed with a progressive life-limiting illness, including cancer and non malignancies.
Admitting a patient to the Hospice
Patients are admitted to the hospice as quickly as possible — depending on their clinical need and the bed availability. However, all admissions must go through the referral process. An initial telephone call to the hospice is appropriate followed by the submission of a referral formcompleted by a healthcare professional.
More about the Hospice
Opened in 1994, the hospice is a foundation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Annecy.
The Hospice is registered for 10 beds and care is provided by a multidisciplinary team which includes: A Clinical team, Allied Health Professionals, Chaplaincy team and Volunteers. The majority of patients are admitted with cancer related problems but care is also provided for those who have other progressive illnesses such as end stage Cardiac, Respiratory and Renal disease and Neurological conditions such as Motor Neurone disease. Currently, there are 19 nursing staff including registered nurses and healthcare assistants. The nurse patient ratio is higher than you would normally find in other healthcare settings which underpin the holistic nature of hospice care. Family and friends are also supported by the team — we believe they have a very important role in the patients’ journey and equally require an appropriate level of supportive care to enable them to sustain that journey. The average length of stay for our patients is 12 days, with over 47% returning home as their condition becomes stable.