St Elizabeth Hospice

St Elizabeth Hospice improves life for people living with a progressive illness. Their work is centred around an individual's needs, which means specialist support, wherever it is required. They care for people at home, in the community or at the Hospice. They help people deal with problems such as pain, anxiety and fatigue, as well as offering practical advice and family support.

St Elizabeth Hospice is an independent charity which provides services free of charge. Their services cost £9.1 million a year to run, with almost three quarters of that figure coming from the local community. They rely on fundraising, donations and volunteers.

St Elizabeth Hospice improves life for people living with a progressive illness. Their work is centred around an individual's needs. They provide specialist support wherever it is needed, in your home, in the community or at their Hospices.

They have a team of professionals who work together to identify the clinical and psychosocial needs of patients and refer them to any of their wide-ranging services that could help.

The Hospice has continued to develop over the years to keep a pace with demand, modern times and medical progression.

In 2000, two larger single rooms on the Inpatient Unit were opened and the existing four extended to include their own en-suite facilities and ceiling mounted hoists. The four bedded wards were refurbished and piped oxygen installed to every bed. A purpose built education centre was added together with another area for the family support team, chaplain, and Hospice at Home team.

In 2007 and 2008 a major extension took place ensuring Day Care services, the dining room, physiotherapy and occupational therapy services were upgraded.

In 2011 the Inpatient Unit and outside entrance areas benefited from a £1.7 million makeover, part funded by the Department of Health, to ensure the environment is both welcoming, comfortable and practical for our patients, their family and carers.