How your money helps

Every donation, large or small, means more patients and families across Bath and North East Somerset, Wiltshire and Somerset can benefit from our outstanding palliative and end of life care.

Below we have outlined the cost of care for just some of the services our patients and families can access, but we couldn’t run these without your donations. You can also view some additional service and care costs by downloading our ‘Cost of Care Guide’ below.

Cost of care

Creative Therapy


Could fund the cost of our Creative Therapy service for one week, giving patient and relatives the chance to explore a variety of creative arts and use various techniques to give them a focus and diversion at a difficult and emotional time. Find out more about Creative Therapy here.



Could fund an hour-long session with one of our specialist Physiotherapists, using exercise and rehabilitation therapy to improve mobility and manage symptoms such as fatigue, pain and breathlessness. Find out more about our Therapies here.

Hospice at Home


Could fund a compassionate, skilled and experienced Hospice at Home Carer to provide care overnight, enabling a patient to stay at home at the end of their life. Find out more about our Hospice at Home service here.

Inpatient Unit


Could fund 24 hours of care for one patient on our Inpatient Unit. Learn more about our Inpatient Unit here.

Emotional Support


Could fund an expert counsellor to
run a support group session for young adults with a life-limiting illness, helping them feel less alone. Find out more about our Bereavement Support services here.



Nurse Specialists


Could fund a morning of care provided by a Community Nurse Specialist, helping patients manage pain, discomfort, emotional distress and coordinating their care. Find out more about our Nurse Specialists here.

Creative Therapies: Mike's story

One of the most popular Day Services is Creative Therapies. In a palliative care setting, art is a powerful and effective way to address the issues that patients and families can face on their journey – these issues can be psychological, social, practical or spiritual.

Mike’s story shares with us how Creative Therapies supported him during his time at the Hospice. During our sessions he met new people and talked to our nurses about any concerns or questions he had.

Spiritual Support: Lyn's story

After being in remission from breast cancer for nine years, Lyn was diagnosed with an incurable form of cancer. 

Following support from Dave, our Spiritual Support Lead, Lyn found a new purpose in her life and shares her reflections on her care here at Dorothy House as an inpatient and within the community.

iWantGreatCare quote which reads "My husband received first class care from the care staff during the last couple of weeks of his life at home. All staff members who visited us at home were professional, caring and compassionate. The night staff who sat with him were amazing and the carer who sat with my husband the night before he passed was fantastic"

Your donation will help us care for even more patients and their families when they need it the most.

Not only will it support people at the Hospice at Winsley House, but it also supports your community and those that wish to be cared for at home. Thank you.

Other ways to get involved

Play Dotty's Lucky Numbers

With a single ticket costing £50, you could pay for over two hours of a carer’s time, supporting a patient and their family through the night, and have at least 12 chances to win a Dotty’s Lucky Numbers prize. Find out how you can play today here.

Donate and shop pre-loved clothing

We have 25 high street shops across our community selling fantastic pre-loved items. We’re always grateful for your good quality donations and we love seeing all our bargain hunters who pop in for great value and unique clothes, books and household items. Find your local shop here.

Take part in an event

From paddle boarding on the River Avon to exhilarating treks abroad, we have a variety of exciting ways you can help us raise funds for the Hospice. Get involved today and sign up to one of our events here.