Our vision is to make every moment matter by providing excellence in care and promoting the best quality of life for people living with a life limiting condition and their families in our catchment area.
Our mission is to meet the end of life care needs of our local community. We will do this through the provision of specialist services from the hospice combined with support, education, research, partnership working and collaboration with others who share an interest in end of life care. Together, with the vital support of our staff, volunteers, donors and supporters, we will continue to develop and grow our services so that our patients get expert, dignified, compassionate and supportive care when and where they need it.
A definition of hospice care...
Every hospice across the United Kingdom was founded to respond to the needs of the community it serves, and continues to develop in order to meet changing needs. As a result of its history and geography, each hospice will offer a unique range of services. This wonderful variety gives the hospice movement vibrancy and strength.
This is absolutely true for Oakhaven and we are proud of the uniqueness that gives Oakhaven its place within our community. To reflect the uniqueness of hospices, Hospice UK has developed the following definition of hospice care which we fully endorse.
"Hospice care aims to affirm life and death. It means working with and within local communities to tailor palliative care around the needs of each adult and child with a terminal or life-shortening condition, whatever that may be, and extends to supporting their carers, friends and family before and after bereavement.
Hospice care is provided by multidisciplinary teams of staff and volunteers who offer expert support that places equal emphasis on someone's clinical, physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs with the understanding that everyone will be different."