Hospiscare works in partnership with three ‘sister’ coastal charities: Exmouth and Lympstone Hospiscare, Budleigh Salterton and Woodbury Hospiscare and Sidmouth Hospiscare Trust. These charities were set up in the early days of Hospiscare’s history to raise money to extend the palliative care nursing service.
Hospiscare employs the nurses working in these areas and is the registered provider of the specialist palliative care service. The coastal charities raise funds to meet the cost of employing them.
People living in these areas can access any of Hospiscare’s services such as the in-patient hospice, day services, 24hr help-line etc.
The Sidmouth charity meets the full costs of the Hospiscare nursing service in Sidmouth and meets the full cost of in-patient care and day services for Sidmouth residents through a service level agreement with Hospiscare.
The Exmouth and Budleigh charities meet the full costs of the Hospiscare nursing service in their areas and contribute towards the in-patient and day services for their residents through regular donations to Hospiscare.
Each of the coastal charities is registered separately with the charity commission and has its own board of trustees.
In Seaton, Hospiscare works in partnership with Seaton Hospital League of Friends charity to provide Seaton Friends Hospiscare@Home. This service is provided by Hospiscare and wholly funded by Seaton League of Friends.