Who We Care For



We provide end of life nursing care, a hospital transport service and pre and post bereavement support to children, adults and families. All of our care is free.


Who We Care For

Caring for Children:
Pre and Post Bereavement Support

The diagnosis of a life-limiting condition or the sudden death of a loved one can be a frightening experience for anyone but for children and young people who may not fully understand what this could mean, it can be especially bewildering.

Our Family Support Service for children and young people up to the age of 18 years. It is free to access and available to all children and families living in Tynedale, West Northumberland and Ponteland.

Caring For Adults:
Pre and Post Bereavement Support

Bereavement is something that we will all face in our lifetime and how an individual will respond to this will vary from person to person.   One thing is certain though, seeking help and support when it’s needed, at the right time, can be a lifeline for some people in distress.

Tynedale Hospice at Home provides support, following a diagnosis of a life-limiting illness, or the death of a loved one.  We aim to help those left behind, cope and adapt in their new situation.

This free and confidential service is available to anyone living in the West Northumberland, Tynedale and Ponteland areas who is experiencing bereavement, whether they have been touched by hospice care or not.

Caring for Families: Nursing Care in the Home

Being diagnosed with a life limiting illness or palliative condition can be a daunting experience, and for many people, being cared for in their own home, surrounded by people they know and love, can make a big difference.

Our Nursing Care Services Team is made up of trained Hospice Care Nurses and Hospice Support Workers.  They work closely with your local GP, district nurse and other community services to provide the care you need in your own home.

The service is free and available to adults (18 years and over) with life limiting illnesses or palliative care needs who live in the areas of West Northumberland, Tynedale and Ponteland, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Hospital Transport Service

When you are diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, getting to hospital appointments for treatment should be the least of your worries.  But for many people living in rural communities, the distance from home to hospital can be a barrier to getting to these appointments, causing anxiety at a difficult time.

And that’s where we can help.

Our Hospital Transport Service can take this worry away by providing free transport to and from your appointments.  Our volunteer drivers will pick you up from your home in their own car, ensure you get to your appointment in good time, and bring you home when you’ve finished.

What others say about us…

“The Rainbow Room has truly been our sanctuary; somewhere we could laugh, cry and just be who we needed to be. It has helped me to help my child and has helped them to begin to make sense of the nightmare we found ourselves in. The support we have received has been second to none. We are both truly indebted to the Rainbow Room and to your staff. Tynedale Hospice is a fantastic charity that does tremendous work.”

“We are extremely fortunate to have had access to such a life changing resource in Tynedale and we will never forget the difference the Hospice has made to our lives.”

“The adult bereavement service provided a safe and confidential space, where I could talk about my loss, the pain that I felt, and grieve with the support of someone else. I can’t thank the staff enough for the care they gave to me in the darkest time of my life. This service really is invaluable.”

“The nurses were brilliant. They inspire confidence and trust. I really can’t say how important they were in helping us all cope. Without them it would have been impossible.”

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