Hospice Building Works

Hospice Building Works

Monday 8th July - Monday 2nd September 2019

We are carrying out essential maintenance works at The Hospice of St Francis from Monday 8th July until Monday 2nd September. This includes replacement of faulty hot water pipes plus some refurbishment of our Spring Centre to enhance our rehabilitation service. We will have builders on site seven days a week, including weekends, and the ground floor of the main Hospice building will be temporarily out use. We have carefully planned arrangements in place to ensure our care can continue whilst the building work takes place.

Whilst our main Reception will be open during the summer (via a different entrance at left side of the building) during usual office hours and staff will be working as usual, please call before you visit: 01442 869550. You can also email us at info@stfrancis.org.uk.


For Patients and Families

Please speak to your Hospice community nurse or clinical representative who can advise how we will continue to care for you during this period.

  • Whilst we will not be able to see you at the Hospice whilst builders are on site and apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, we will of course continue to visit you at home. 
  • In addition, Everest House GP Surgery in Hemel Hempstead and Chess Medical Centre in Chesham have kindly made rooms available for us to use in July and August. If one of these locations works best for you we will arrange with you to see you there.
  • If you come to our Spring Centre or need to do so in July and August you can continue to benefit from these activities. This is because all of our Spring Centre activities are being relocated to Egerton Rothesay School in Berkhamsted, with the exception of our complementary therapies which are being relocated to Champneys in Tring.
  • A clinician will liaise with you if you need support in a Hospice bed during this period. Please be advised we are working closely with Rennie Grove Hospice Care and Peace Hospice Care so will be able to care for you safely at home or in the beds of the Peace Hospice (dependent on availability), supported by our Doctors and the wider Hospice team.

Spring Centre


Everest House GP Surgery: Everest Way, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP2 4HY (click here for directions)

Chess Medical Centre: 260-290 Berkhampstead Rd, Chesham HP5 3EZ (click here for directions)

Egerton Rothesay School: Durrants Ln, Berkhamsted HP4 3UJ (click here for directions)

Champneys: Chesham Road, Wigginton, Hertfordshire, HP23 6HX (click here for directions)

Peace Hospice: Peace Dr, Watford WD17 3PH (click here for directions)


For New Referrals

If you would like to access our services for yourself or a family member please fill in our confidential self-referral form and we will be in touch as soon as possible. If you are a GP or other healthcare professional please continue to refer to us via the Palliative Care Referral Centre

Self-Referral: Access our Care   Professional Referrals


For Supporters

Thank you so much for supporting us. Whilst our pipes are turned off, we definitely need to keep the money flowing in and we are very grateful for your donation.

Donations can be accepted at the Hospice during working hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm). Please do not bring any money up to the Hospice at the weekend.

Donations can also be taken to one of our shops, listed below, during opening hours, including weekends. Please note, only number twenty and our Berkhamsted and Marshalswick charity shops are open on Sundays. 

  • Returned to Glory: Northbridge Road, Berkhamsted, HP4 1EH (Monday - Saturday: 10am – 5pm, Sunday: Closed)
  • number twenty: 20 Lower Kings Road, Berkhamsted, Herts, HP4 2AB (Monday - Saturday: 9.30am to 5pm, Sunday: 11am to 4pm)
  • ​Abbots Langley Charity Shop: 3, Langley Parade, Abbots Langley, Herts, WD5 0AD (Monday – Saturday: 9:00am to 5:00pm, Sunday: Closed)

  • Berkhamsted Charity Shop: 274-276 High Street, Berkhamsted, Herts, HP4 1AQ (Monday – Saturday: 9:00am to 5:00pm, Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm)

  • Highfield Charity Shop: 1, Bellgate, Highfield, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP2 5SB (Monday – Saturday: 9:00am to 5:00pm, Sunday: Closed)

  • ​Kings Langley Charity Shop: 13b Hempstead Road, Kings Langley, Herts, WD4 8BJ (Monday – Saturday: 9:00am to 5:00pm, Sunday: Closed)

  • Marlowes Charity Shop: 216 Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP1 1BH (Monday – Saturday: 9:00am to 5:00pm)

  • Marshalswick Charity Shop: 21, The Quadrant, Marshalswick, St Albans, Herts, AL4 9RB (Monday – Saturday: 9.00am to 5.00pm, Sunday: 11.00am - 3.00pm)

The Clothing Bank sited at the Hospice is suspended until Monday 9th September 2019.

Thank you for your support.


If you have any queries please contact 01442 869550. You can also email us at info@stfrancis.org.uk

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