Butterwick Hospice Care is the largest independent Hospice serving the areas of the Tees Valley, County Durham, North Yorkshire and Wearside.
Butterwick Hospice Care incorporating Butterwick Hospice, Butterwick House Children’s Hospice at Stockton and Butterwick Hospice at Bishop Auckland
Butterwick Hospice Care is presently in its 27th year and is proud to acknowledge the support received from the community and local companies. Without this continuing support the Charity would be unable to provide unparalleled professional loving care and support to patients and their loved ones at no cost to them.
Butterwick Hospice based in Stockton is a 10 bedded in-patient unit with a highly skilled and dedicated nursing staff operating 24 hrs a day, 365 days a year providing compassionate care in spacious and comfortable surroundings. Our specialist in-patient nursing and medical team provide care of the highest standard in meeting patients' many needs including pain and symptom control as well as emotional and practical support.
Our complementary therapies are in great demand and additional aroma therapists have been trained.
During 2008 complementary therapies undertaken were 2,435.
Day Care offers a wide range of support and activities for a maximum of 20 patients a day. Whether the patients wish to socialise and join in the many activities available, or sit quietly talking through their feelings and fears with a trained volunteer or member of staff.
Our ‘Moving on Together' group is proving exceedingly popular and it has now been necessary to introduce a second meeting to accommodate the large numbers wishing to participate. This is for people who are recently bereaved and enables them to come together with other people in the same situation, helping them to share experiences and creating many strong friendships and bonds.
Butterwick House Children's Hospice in Stockton is a 4 bedded unit providing 24hr respite and end of life care for children from a few weeks of age up to 19 years. The Children's Hospice provides family and sibling support, complementary therapies and bereavement care to families from Teesside, County Durham, North Yorkshire and Wearside.
Butterwick provide two nurses working from 8pm to 8am every night visiting and treating patients in the Tees Valley area and these nurses are also available to respond to emergencies.
Butterwick Hospice at Bishop Auckland provides day care services three days per week and offers three Outreach Centres at Sedgefield, Stanhope and Barnard Castle for those patients who are unable to travel to Bishop Auckland.
Bishop Auckland has extended its services by opening a neurological facility at Richardson Hospital Outreach Centre in Barnard Castle which has been a great benefit for MS patients. The Heart Failure Group continues to flourish and expand and the Family Support and Bereavement Group have been expanded to include siblings. Both these groups are held at the Bishop Auckland Hospice. We continue to provide Palliative Home Care Workers 24 hrs a day, every day looking after patients who choose to receive end of life care in their own home.