St John’s Hospice is a local charity which provides free palliative care to patients with life shortening conditions. Our services cover a population area of 250,000 people in North Lancashire, South Lakes and parts of North Yorkshire. We have been caring for our community every minute of every day since 1986. Our care will always be free to those who need it, but it isn’t cost free. It costs over £4 million a year to run the hospice with only around a third of this amount provided by government funding. The remaining two thirds must be raised through events, community donations, grants & legacies. St John’s Hospice has been part of the local community for over thirty years and provides vital service to patients and families all over our community. Our aim is to ensure that on the journey towards the end of life, we provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time.
Having a life shortening condition does not mean that quality of daily life should suffer. Our experienced team of specialists work together with our patients to make sure they are getting the care and support they need to live their life the way they want to, as much as possible.
Our In-Patient Unit provides a high standard of specialist palliative care and support around the clock, 365 days of the year, for anyone aged 18 years and over.
Our Day Therapy Services provide a place for people to come and talk to others going through similar experiences to them, make friends, take part in group exercises or perhaps relax with a complementary therapy session. The aim is to enhance quality of life and to promote independence as far as possible.
Our Hospice at Home team are a dedicated unit of healthcare professionals who visit patients in the comfort of their own home to offer specialist palliative care at the end of life. Offering symptom management as well as support and advice, the team is there to help both the patient and their family.
We first opened our doors in 1986 and for over 30 years those doors have never closed – day or night. We have provided hands-on nursing care for local people facing the most challenging time of their lives; we have supported their families and friends and we have walked alongside them during their bereavement journey, for as long as they have needed us.
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