At Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, the very best care is available, wherever and whenever it’s needed. Our role is to provide care for everyone when it’s needed most.
The Hospice provides light, smiles, laughter, empathy and understanding. Our team is committed to improving the quality of life for people living with life-limiting illnesses, as well as supporting their families and loved ones during one of the most challenging periods they will face.
The people in our care come from many different backgrounds, careers, families, faiths, ethnicities and ages. Our dedicated expert team reflects that diversity, which is why our nurses, doctors, and counsellors are able to offer truly tailored and personalised support across Birmingham and Sandwell – whether it’s in your home, your community, or at the Hospice. We will help you do the things you love with those you care about most.
Our aim is to help people live well, to help you spend your time how you want to, and to be there for families, carers, and loved ones. We will be with you every step of the way – listening, offering advice, planning, and easing pain – to help you to focus on living and spending time with the people who matter to you.
For the families whose loved ones are in our care, we recognise the trust you have placed in us and the responsibility which comes with that trust.
Everyone’s journey is different
We offer help to anyone, no matter what their background, and our aim is always to give them the very best experience of living and quality of life. It’s only natural that you worry about what lies ahead, and about the people you’re leaving behind.
But the right sort of care will make all the difference in the world.
Everyone’s journey is different. It begins when you meet one of our dedicated nurses, and from that first meeting we’ll be able to determine how we can best help you.
And knowing that you don’t have all the time in the world doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of the time you have left. We’ll help you make plans – even celebrate if you have a special occasion. Or if you just want to sit and talk quietly, then we’re there for you too.
You can do as little or as much as you want, and all within a safe and secure environment. Together with our team, you’ll use your time as you wish, with us at your side.
How we help people living with life-limiting illnesses
Anyone with a life-limiting illness deserves to live well and make the very most of the time that remains. Living well means different things to different people. It’s why we help you in the way that you want to be helped:
Care in your home
For many people, home is the place they feel most comfortable and where they want to spend their time. We will provide personalised care for you in your home alongside your district nurse and in partnership with your GP.
Care in your community
We have a number of satellite clinics around Birmingham and Sandwell, which allow you to meet your hospice nurse (clinical nurse specialist) to discuss how you are feeling, so that we can ensure you’re receiving the right support.
Care at the Hospice
In some cases, you may be admitted to the Hospice for a short period of assessment, symptom management, or for rest. While in our Inpatient Unit, you will be allowed visitors at any time, day or night. Many patients will return home once their condition is stable, while some will spend their last days being cared for here at the Hospice.
We also have our Day Hospice, where you can take part in a 12-week therapeutic programme to help with breathing, receive physiotherapy, and spend time with others going through similar experiences.
Family and carer support
We also extend our support to your family and loved ones. From helping to deal with financial or housing worries, to support with writing a will and planning a funeral, we have a team dedicated to helping you and your loved ones with issues that go beyond your health.
We all worry about the people we leave behind, which is why our support for your family and loved ones will continue for as long as they need us.