The Hospice needs £6 million a year to run, relying heavily on public donations, legacies and fundraising to keep going. Thanks to the generosity of the public, we are able to make an enormous difference to the lives of 1,000 terminally-ill patients every year. We are not state-funded, even though every person in our care is an NHS patient. We receive about 24% of our funding from the NHS. We need to raise the remainder, more than £4 Million per year, ourselves.

The last year (2018-19) was very successful for the Hospice across many fronts. The most important thing was that we continued to provide excellent specialist palliative and end-of-life care to our community.

The headline statistics were as follows:

  • We cared for 1,047 patients
  • Our Clinical Nurse Specialists visited patients 3,051 times
  • There were 11,373 phone calls made to patients and families
  • The Hospice at Home team paid 2,164 visits to people in their homes
  • 263 patients used the Wellbeing Centre
  • Our bereavement team provided after-death support to 284 people