The Hospice of St Francis looks after people with life-shortening illnesses providing medical care, practical advice and emotional support to help them manage their condition and maintain their quality of life. Care is provided wherever a person needs it: in one of our 14 Hospice beds, in their own home or care home, in hospital or via our health and wellbeing outpatient hub, The Spring Centre.
Based in Berkhamsted, but helping people over a wide geographical area stretching across West Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, the Hospice has been providing its specialist care to patients, and support to their families, carers and those important to them, for over 30 years.
The Hospice is also important on the national stage, contributing to the debate on End of Life Care and ensuring that the excellence of hospice-care can be replicated in other environments such as local hospitals, care and residential homes.
Our care is available at no cost to a person who needs us, or their family. The Hospice relies on the generosity of its local community to help it raise over £5 million annually to fund its free services. Only 20% of this money is provided by the NHS.