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Our Commitment

Forest Holme Hospice Charity is proud to support the life-enhancing work of Forest Holme Hospice, part of University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust. Established on 26 April 1994, Friends of Forest Holme as it was known then, was set up to fundraise for the new specialist palliative care unit.

Over the years the Charity has been committed to funding additional nursing staff for the inpatient ward, two counsellors to provide psychological support to patients and their families, a variety of complementary therapies, medical equipment and practical fixtures and fittings to make the Hospice a more homely environment.

Our Vision

Every adult in our community affected by a potentially life limiting illness has equal access to the support and service they need, whenever and wherever they are, in order to enhance their quality of life.

Our Mission

To enhance the lives of adults in Dorset with life limiting illness through clinical excellence, exceptional service and compassionate care.

We are committed to:

  • Providing emotional and practical support
  • Supporting innovation and research
  • Striving for equity of service provision
  • Supporting training and education
  • Raising our funds cost effectively
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Our Values

Our five values underpin and influence all areas of Forest Holme Hospice Charity’s work. We are:

  • Ambitious to support the provision of world class palliative and end of life care
  • Approachable in our manner
  • Committed to delivering the best possible service in a cost-effective manner
  • Person centred in all that we do to ensure the best possible outcome for the individual
  • Transparent in all that we undertake to deliver our organisation’s goals

Our Plans

Over the next five years, Forest Holme Hospice Charity will look to focus and deliver on the following areas:

  • Support Forest Holme Hospice to become a key provider of Palliative and End of Life Care
  • Address inequality of service provision within the communities of East Dorset
  • Champion collaborative working to help address service gaps and meet local need
  • Help make the national framework for local action 2015-2020 ‘Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care’ a reality
  • Enable sound financial growth to meet our commitments both now and in the future

You can download a copy of our 5 year strategy here.

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Our Fundraising Promise

Forest Holme Hospice Charity is committed to ensuring our fundraising is undertaken in an accountable, courteous, legal, respectful and transparent manner. We are registered with the Fundraising Regulator and our activities adhere to their Code of Fundraising Practice. A copy of the Fundraising Regulator’s Fundraising Promise can be found here.

Being a small, local charity, we feel very strongly about ensuring Forest Holme’s supporters are not put under any pressure to donate to our cause. This is why you will never receive a cold call from a member of our team to solicit donations and we do not buy or share personal data or allow anyone else to do so on our behalf.

Our guarantee to you, in return for your vital support, is that your generous donations will be well spent where they are most needed, and in the most cost-effective way possible.