Our Compton Hall site, along with its stables, coach houses, yard, servants' quarters and lodge, was originally built in the mid 1800s for Thomas Elwell, a local hardware merchant.
Surrounded by 4.5 acres of beautiful woodland and gardens, the site was later passed down to brewery owner William Hodson. When his son Laurence inherited the building, he employed William Morris to decorate the interior. He designed a floral fabric especially for the hall, called 'Compton', which still retails to this day. Morris' design can been seen on the ceiling of our Stephen Morton room, within the Compton Hall site.
1939 - 1945:
During the Second World War, Compton Hall housed evacuees and later became home to the nurses who were working at the Midlands County Eye Infirmary.
Counsellor Stephen Morton lead a petition for Compton Hall to be used as a care facility for patients with terminal illnesses. With the help of the National Cancer Relief, the Regional Health Authority and Wolverhampton Rotary, £454,000 was raised to turn the old hall into a 16-bed Inpatient Unit. The doors were officially opened in February 1982 by Duchess of Kent.
Compton underwent significant refurbishment, turning the then 22-bed unit into an 18 private bedroom ward, each with en-suite and full hoist system.
In November 2016 it was announced that £1.5million generated by members of the Unite Union branch of Goodyear Wolverhampton would be funding the development of an extensive buildings project to enhance the services offered to families living with the effects of incurable illnesses in Wolverhampton and the surrounding areas. The project would see the development of a purpose-built Care Coordination centre, funded by the former 5/344 Transport and General Workers Sick and Distress Fund from the Goodyear plant.
Over 70% of our work is carried out within the community, with teams of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Healthcare Assistants and supportive care staff visiting people in their own homes. Our patient and family services are split across two sites, Compton Hall, and The Cedars, and include an 18-bed Inpatient Unit, Living Well Centre, Supportive Care Centre, Lymphoedema Clinic and Community Care Teams.
In April 2018 a new five year strategy, new vision, mission and values and new brand for Compton Care is launched.
Covid-19 hits and Compton Care works hard to step up and support the local community by opening extra beds and supporting thousands more people in the local community. The Care Coordination Centre is also opened.
Compton celebrates 40 years of caring for local people and their families living with the effects of incurable illnesses.