About us 

There has been a specialist palliative care service in Midhurst for over 30 years. We cover over 400 square miles in parts of Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex. Since our inception we have supported thousands of people requiring palliative or end-of-life care, ensuring they have the best possible quality of life in their own home, or place of their choosing. 

Background

The Midhurst Macmillan specialist palliative care service was set up in 2006, when the inpatient unit at King Edward VII Hospital closed. We subsequently pioneered an innovative, community-based specialist palliative care service, the first of its kind in the country, that enabled many more people to have the choice to be cared for or die at home.

We are a consultant-led, multi-disciplinary team providing hands-on care, symptom control and advice at home, in community hospitals and in nursing or residential homes seven days a week.

The service is now jointly funded by the NHS and Midhurst Palliative Care to the total value of approximately £1.2 million per year

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Our Aims

  • To support patients requiring palliative or end of life care to have a good quality of life in their preferred place of care, until the end of their life
  • To increase the number of patients being supported in their preferred place of care and their preferred place of death, and in particular the number of patients supported to die at home
  • To support patients with all diagnoses and not just patients with cancer
  • To support independence, choice of care and quality of life, through to the end

 

Management Team

The management team offers a broad spectrum of skills, ensuring that the service is efficient and well run. We put your care at the centre of everything we do. 

Our Trustees

Our Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall governance of the Midhurst Palliative Care charity. They meet on a regular basis and are all unpaid volunteers who contribute a wealth of specialist skills, experience and knowledge relevant to the aims and objectives of our charity.

If you are interested in becoming a Trustee or would like to get in touch with them, please contact us. 

Chair of Trustees
Trustee and Secretary
Trustee and Treasurer

Our Fundraising manager

 

Emma Harrison leads our fundraising and is based at the Pearson Unit.

Phone: 01730 811121

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Our bereavement and counselling manager

 

Katherine Justesen leads our Bereavement and Counselling Service.

Phone: 01730 811121

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lead Counselling practitioner

Our Volunteers' Manager

 

Deanna Sansom looks after our team of volunteers and is always on the look out for new ones.

Phone: 01730 811121 

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