What we do.
St Leonard’s Hospice is an independent charity, providing specialist palliative care, and support for local people with life limiting illnesses.
We’re dedicated to providing support tailored to the specific needs of patients, and their families and carers, with a wide range of services offered in a relaxed and friendly environment where care is taken personally.
In addition to a team of highly experienced doctors and nurses, we have specialists in a wide range of roles including complementary therapy, lymphoedema care, physiotherapy, social work, bereavement, occupational therapy and spiritual care.
Though our care is free, it isn’t free to provide. We rely on donations from the public, our shops, and a small amount of public funding, as well as legacies from Wills.
Our care is rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Palliative care is the holistic and total care of someone who is approaching the end of life. It aims to maintain and improve the quality of their life, and offers support during the course of the illness and following the death of the patient for their family and friends.
A Hospice isn’t just a building; it’s a way of caring for people. Hospices have been leading providers of palliative care for many years and have developed a specialist knowledge which is accessible to patients, their families, professionals and other carers. They work closely with colleagues in other settings such as primary care, care homes and hospitals to identify people who could benefit from their care and to plan and provide it accordingly.