Shipston Home Nursing » Health & Beauty
Shipston Home Nursing was launched in June 1997. The idea came about from a district nurse in Shipston called Charlie Wells, whose sister died of cancer in May 1992. Penny Birtwell lived in Cherington with her husband Andy and 2 small children George and Beatrice. She remained at home untill her death with the terrific support of her amazing family and friends. This was her wish and the experience for all concerned was life changing.
From this experience, Charlie realised the enormous need for a service “Hospice at Home” to cover our local community. She moved forward with the help of local doctors from the Medical Centre at Shipston and local businessmen and friends. A board of Trustees was created, a Treasurer sourced and a target of £50,000 was set for the first year.
We are a local charity that has been operating for 17 years, we look after terminally ill people in their homes run by a team of 13 qualified nurses specialising in palliative care. We look after the patient and their family for the time required by each individual patient, who wish to remain in their own home. Our service covers Shipston, Wellesbourne, Kineton and the surrounding villages. Our service is completely free of charge and therefore we have to raise £180,000 a year to cover nursing costs.