10th August 2017
Butterwick Hospice at Bishop Auckland provides palliative care services to the Durham Dales and Sedgefield areas. The Hospice provides day care services from its base in Bishop Auckland and also in Sedgefield Community Hospital, Weardale Community Hospital in Stanhope and the Richardson Hospital at Barnard Castle.
A palliative home care team is available to help in patients own homes that provide a professional sitting service available day or night 365 days a year. Butterwick Hospice also provides a mobile aromatherapy service for Multiple Sclerosis patients.
The Hospice has particular expertise in controlling the effects of life threatening illnesses such as pain or other stressful symptoms. Services are provided to the patient and their families/carers and include complementary therapies, family support, counselling and bereavement care.
All services are provided completely free of charge to ensure that Hospice care is available to everyone. Butterwick Hospice maintains high standards of patient care and fundraising is a vital and essential element of ensuring the Hospice is always there to serve the local community.
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