St Anne’s Hospice
In- patient services provided at St Anne’s Hospice were transferred to St David’s Hospice Care on 7 June 2013.
The Hospice is a 10-bed in-patient unit in Malpas, Newport that provides care and support for adults in Gwent who have a life-limiting illness.
St Anne’s Hospice is now a key part of St David’s specialist palliative care service, resulting in a more seamless and holistic provision of care for the people of Gwent and the surrounding area.
Bringing St Anne’s Hospice under the management of St David’s Hospice Care has strengthened and facilitated joined-up working across palliative care services. It will allow for the provision of in-patient care alongside St David’s long-established Hospice-at-Home and specialist community service.
St David’s is wholly committed to ‘bringing care home’ and the provision of in-patient care is another way in which we are delivering this. People with a life-limiting illness sometimes require short-term periods of in-patient hospice care. The facility at St Anne’s will allow patients who access St David’s services to receive in-patient hospice care if they need it. This means that should patients require some additional support or nursing care, they may not need to be admitted to hospital. Patients could also have a choice about where to receive end-of-life care. For example, they could either go to St Anne’s Hospice or they could stay in their own homes and receive support from the Hospice at Home team of nurses.