Meadow House Hospice

Meadow House Hospice opened in 1987 and is situated in the grounds of Ealing Hospital. Meadow House is the headquarters of a large team providing specialist palliative care to residents in Ealing and Hounslow who face complex issues in the terminal phase of life. The main focus of Meadow House is to maximise comfort for patients in whatever way possible, but also offer crucial support for families and carers during very difficult and challenging times.

Meadow House has 15 in-patient beds built around an award-winning garden. The service provides a lot of on-site care, but the most significant part of Meadow House’s work is carried out in the communities it serves.

Meadow House has a team of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Doctors, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, who spend their working lives out and about in the two boroughs, coordinating care and providing support to patients and families in their own homes.

There are a number of volunteers who give their time to support the hospice. Many of the volunteers work regular shifts either in the inpatients unit, day hospice, garden, or help out with fundraising activities.

Lynne May, Voluntary Services Manager at Meadow House Hospice, said:

“Unfortunately our fantastic team of volunteers had to be suspended during the pandemic, but they are gradually returning and remain as committed to the hospice as ever.

“We are looking forward to being able to welcome them all back as soon as possible.”

Whilst Meadow House is part of the NHS and extremely grateful that local communities have supported their fundraising efforts over many years as well as providing donations, legacies and bequests. Meadow House uses donations to fund specialist medical equipment not available readily through NHS services, such as high specification medical beds. Trust funds are also used for ‘added extras’ which include upgrades to parts of the building and garden used by patients and visitors, plus comfort and hospitality measures for patients and families such as satellite television and overnight beds.

Meadow House is indebted to the many well wishes, supporters and friends who demonstrate their appreciation for the work done and contribute to the effort to provide the best care for patients and families.

“Unfortunately our fantastic team of volunteers had to be suspended during the pandemic, but they are gradually returning and remain as committed to the hospice as ever.

We are looking forward to being able to welcome them all back as soon as possible.”

Lynne May, Voluntary Services Manager