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Our care

We can help you if you are managing or recovering from a serious illness.

We help you to live your life well by improving symptoms, working with you to achieve personal goals - helping you to feel safe - and anything from getting back to work, enjoying family time to walking the dogs again.

Based in beautiful surroundings just outside Berkhamsted, our care is provided completely free and we look after people in Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted, Tring, St Albans, Harpenden, The Chalfonts, Chesham, Amersham and everywhere in between. We also support people in local hospitals and care homes.

Our care takes many forms and our professional team plus dedicated, trained volunteers care for people with a wide range of illnesses including cancer, motor neurone disease, dementia, heart disease, lung disease and neurological illness.

We can help you in your own home or here at the Hospice through 1:1 appointments or group sessions (anything from physio to nursing support and mindfulness to complementary therapy) in our Spring Centre or through 24-7 care in our beds.

Outstanding Local Care

Throughout everything, our ethos is always to provide exceptional care - an ambition recognised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England, who awarded us an ‘Outstanding’ rating in 2016.

Based in beautiful surroundings just outside Berkhamsted, our care is provided completely free and we look after people in Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted, Tring, St Albans, Harpenden, The Chalfonts, Chesham, Amersham and everywhere in between. We also support people in local hospitals and care homes.

We’re here for you if you need us, so do fill in our confidential self-referral form or give us a ring on 01442 869550. A member of our administration team will acknowledge your enquiry within one working day. Alternatively, do speak to your GP who can also refer you to our services. You can also drop by Monday – Friday, 9am - 5pm, to speak to a team member although it is best to ring first to secure an appointment.

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The Spring Centre (Health and Wellbeing)

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 have a serious illness.

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Support for You

Support for You

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, Friends and Carers

Family, Friends 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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