What we do


The Prince of Wales Hospice has been providing care to people with a life-limiting illness since 1989. Our services are available to any adult from the Five Towns area of the Wakefield District.
We care for patients with any life-limiting illness, including cancer, motor neurone disease and chronic heart and lung disease. We care for anyone over the age of 18, either as a visiting out-patient, or on our ward where we offer 24-hour specialist care. Our Hospice helps people live better with their illness, with over half who stay with us eventually returning home after overcoming a specific problem.  Many choose the safety and dignity of our Hospice for care at the end of their life.
Our care also extends to the carers and families of our patients by providing therapy services and bereavement support.  As a healthcare service, we are regularly inspected by the Care Quality Commission.
We provide our care free of charge and entirely based on need, but it costs around £4.2m per year to run the Hospice, and under 30% of that cost is covered by the NHS. This means we have to raise around £3m a year through our shops, fundraising events, donations and fundraising initiatives in our communities. Of every £1 we raise, 88p is spent directly on patient care and 12p is invested in raising more funds. Our registered charity is overseen by a volunteer Board of Trustees

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