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We can help you if you are managing, or recovering from, serious illness. We help you to live well by improving symptoms, working with you to achieve personal goals -anything from getting back to work, enjoying family time to walking the dogs again - and helping you to feel safe. Based in beautiful surroundings just outside Berkhamsted, our care is completely free and we can offer support whenever you need us.

Our care takes many forms. We can help you in your own home or here at the Hospice through 1:1 appointments, 24-7 care in our beds or by recommending activities from our Spring Centre programme. Our Spring Centre is a health and wellbeing hub offering activities including Tai Chi, physio, mindfulness, complementary therapy and group support sessions.

We’re also here for family, friends and carers. We can advise you if you’re worried about a loved one and also offer support for you. This could mean recommending group activities, supporting children through a close relative’s illness or providing practical support and advice if you’re a carer. 
Our care is available to anyone so do fill in our confidential self-referral form or give us a ring on 01442 869550. We aim to respond to you within 48 hours. Alternatively, do speak to your GP who can also refer you to our services.

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Patient Care
We listen to what is important to each and every patient; providing care in our Inpatient Unit, at home, and in our Spring Centre.

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Family and Carers
When someone is diagnosed with a serious illness, family, friends and carers are affected. Our Supportive Care Team are here to help you.

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The Spring Centre
(Health and Wellbeing)

Our Spring Centre is a free health and wellbeing centre which can help you to live well if you are an adult with a serious life-limiting illness.

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Based in Berkhamsted, but helping people over a wide geographical area stretching across West Hertfordshire and South Buckinghamshire, the Hospice has been providing its specialist care for nearly 40 years.

Our care is available at no cost to a person who needs us, or their family, but we rely on the generosity of our local community to help us raise over £5 million annually to fund our free services. 

Throughout everything, our ethos has always been to provide exceptional care - an ambition recognised by the Care Quality Commission, the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England, who awarded The Hospice of St Francis an ‘Outstanding’ rating in 2016. 

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.


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