The Hospice cares for patients with a wide range of life threatening illnesses – cancer, heart disease, lung disease and neurological illness. Care is given in our Inpatient Unit and the Spring Centre which includes outpatient clinics and carer groups. Our care is also available beyond the Hospice building, in the home, in local hospitals and nursing homes.
Our aim is to support the care of seriously ill and dying patients in their care setting.We have an energetic and skilled team of doctors who care for all patients in the Inpatient Unit and the Spring Centre.
Our mission at The Hospice of St Francis is to include the care of patients in all settings – in the Hospice, at home and wherever else they may be cared for.
This of course includes the local hospital.
Our Supportive Care Team provide a wide range of services to patients, their families and close friends. We have a team of specialists including counsellors, therapists, a chaplain, social workers and a children's worker as well as highly trained Supportive Care volunteers.
We can provide individual and group support to those facing loss, death and bereavement.
We see the Hospice as a hub of excellence in palliative care and one of our strategic objectives is to collaborate with, support and educate other professionals working with patients facing the end of their lives.
The Hospice of St Francis provides its specialist care free of charge to patients and their families and we need to raise £4.6m through fundraising and donations to keep our services running. This section of the site shows the many ways, large and small, in which you can support your local hospice- from spare change to overseas challenges, coffee mornings to midnight walks. Support us, and we will support you every step of the way!
We are proud of the relationships we have with our corporate supporters, whether they be small local businesses or large multi-nationals and we are always looking for new and exciting ways to work together.
Volunteers are at the heart of the caring work we do at the Hospice of St Francis. Find out more about how you could offer your time, energy, and skills to help with the running of the Hospice at all levels.
Affordable style from The Hospice of St Francis. Visit out Love to Give charity shops, number twenty our award winning gift shop, Returned to Glory our Pre-loved Furniture Showroom and Donation Centre, eBay and on-line shopping. All profits from our retail operations go towards supporting the very special care provided by The Hospice of St Francis in the local community.