Trustees and Patrons

Nightingale House provides specialist palliative care services, completely free-of-charge, to patients and their families across a wide area stretching from Wrexham, Flintshire and East Denbighshire to Barmouth and the border towns including Oswestry and Whitchurch.

Services include a 12 bed inpatient ward, a 15 patient daycare unit, an outpatient clinic, a specialist lymphodema unit, occupational therapy, complementary therapies, physiotherapy including a hydrotherapy pool and an ambulance service. A range of bereavement support services are offered including a specialist service for children and young adults.

Our Trustees and Patrons

Mr Medwyn Edwards (President)
Mrs Eluned Griffiths (Chair of the Board of Trustees)
Dr Neil Braid (Vice-Chair and Chair of the Finance and General Purposes Committee)
Mr Andrew Morse (Company Secretary)
Mrs Joan Lowe
Dr Jenny Duguid
Mr Graham Greasley — Chair of the Human Resources Committee
Mr Chris Burgoyne
Dr Helen Paterson
Mr Paul Maddocks
Mrs Vicky Varley
His Honour Philip Hughes

Our Aims

  • To provide physical, emotional, spiritual and social care to the patients and their families in accordance with their needs
  • To provide the highest quality of health care in an appropriate and safe environment using a multi-professional team approach
  • To comply with and where possible to exceed National Standards for Palliative Care and Specialist Palliative Care
  • To develop collaborative working partnerships with Health and Social Care providers within the local health economy
  • To provide specialist care to patients 18 years and over, irrespective of gender, creed, religion or culture. Hospice care is free at the point of delivery to patients
  • To promote quality of life and manage symptoms effectively
  • To allow a natural and a dignified death in collaboration with a terminally ill patient and his/her family
  • To provide individualised care respecting dignity, privacy, confidentiality and Informed Choice
  • To provide 24-hour in-patient care, valuing patients’ rights to independence
  • To provide an active day unit focusing on the principles of rehabilitation and supportive care
  • To provide appropriate outpatient facilities to support patients in the community including:
    • Physiotherapy
    • Hydrotherapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Medical Out-patient Clinic
    • Complementary therapy
  • To provide a bereavement service for the family prior to and after the patient’s death and for children up to 19 years of age in the community experiencing bereavement
  • To provide education training, and motivate staff, including all volunteers, to an appropriate level of skill and expertise, to aim for the highest standards of care within the hospice and the community
  • To provide appropriate and adequate systems for supporting staff
  • To provide a combination of formal and informal advice to a wide range of health professionals via the Nightingale House Hospice 24 hour Advice Line
  • To provide an appropriate level of administration services to support the work of the hospice
  • To establish and maintain an effective fundraising team and strategy for sustainable service.
  • To maintain a well informed Board of Trustees