Tynedale Hospice at Home was founded in 1993 and today provides three vital front line services; nursing care, hospital transport and pre and post bereavement support to children, adults and families in the communities of Tynedale, Ponteland and West Northumberland. Unlike many hospices, Tynedale Hospice at Home’s palliative nursing care is provided in the home where the patient and their families can be surrounded by familiar comforts and can be cared for in a place of their choosing.
Our hospital transport service offers a door-to-door service to and from hospital appointments for those with a life-limiting diagnosis and is provided entirely by volunteer drivers who use their own cars. This service is an essential lifeline to many in our community – especially as we cover an 800 square mile radius, much of which is rural.
Adults, children and families who are facing or grieving the death of a loved one can access our family support service which is available to anyone in the community, regardless of whether they have had experience of another of the Hospice services. Our trained team of staff and volunteers provide one to one, group and family support and also work in schools when required.
In the last year, Tynedale Hospice at Home has provided nursing care to over 100 patients and given bereavement support to over 132 adults and 77 children.