Sidmouth Hospiscare is a local Registered Charity which was formed in 1984. It provides high quality care and support to people suffering a debilitating and/or life limiting illness. This support is extended to their carers, family and friends.
Sidmouth Hospiscare is a charity which has been funded by the local community for many years. The service is provided free of charge to anybody residing in the Sidmouth locality. It is with the valued support of the local community that we are able to offer this service. Although we work alongside our sister organisation, Hospiscare in Exeter, we are an independent charity with our own Trustees and funding. In 1987 Sidmouth Hospiscare was left a property in All Saints Road by Miss Keel. The proceeds of the sale enabled the purchase in 1998 of 5 May Terrace, now known as Keel House (left) which provides a base for the nurses, the secretary’s office, a meeting room and one bedroom for relatives of patients (offered at the discretion of the nurses).
At Sidmouth Hospiscare we understand that each person is an individual and as such
there are many areas of our service that patients and/or carers may wish to access.
We can offer:
Advice on difficult symptoms
- Emotional support
- Discussions regarding treatment options
- Practical advice
- Complementary therapies
- Liaison with the Primary Care team and other providers of support care
- Volunteer support for transport, sitting, shopping and befriending
- Bereavement support
- Support groups
- Overnight accommodation for relatives at May Terrace
We are able to utilise the facilities on offer at Exeter Hospiscare, such as Day Care and In-patient Units and draw on the medical knowledge and expertise if necessary for our patients.
Out of Office Hours
Sidmouth Hospiscare nurses provide an on-call service and can be contacted on
01395 578 706 for telephone advice and, if necessary, a visit can be made at any time of day or night. Although we do attempt to get to you reasonably quickly we must stress this is not an emergency service - if the problem is thought to be an emergency please call 111.
Nurses are available from 8.30am - 5.00pm daily and messages are taken at regular intervals throughout the day if we are not in the office, so if you are unable to speak to us in person please do leave a message and we will call you as soon as possible on our return.