HospiceCare North Northumberland

Caring for Life!

About Us


To ensure that our communities have free, flexible and ongoing access to the best possible palliative care.

This is delivered at whatever stage of an individual’s illness and at a time and place of their choosing.

Sue Gilbertson, Clinical Manager







HospiceCare North Northumberland is a local charity which is dedicated to providing care and support to adults, carers and families, whose lives are affected by cancer and other life limiting illnesses such as respiratory and heart disease, Motor Neurone Disease and Multiple Sclerosis.


  • HospiceCare, founded in 1995, is an independent palliative care charity and is the most northerly Hospice in England.
  • We have Day Therapy Centres in Alnwick and Berwick.
  • We serve a community of around 63,000 in one of the most sparsely populated rural areas in England.
  • This year our running costs will be around £660,000 and we will receive just 6% from the NHS, the rest we have to raise from donations, fundraising and legacies.
  • Our team of 40 volunteers save us over £108,000 per year. This includes our Board of Trustees.
  • We provide care and support for around 360 families each year 
  • Our Hospice at Home service helps provide short term respite for patients and their families together, with expert end of life care at home.
  • Our Bereavement Support Service is available to all – even those who have had no previous contact with the Hospice.
  • We have appointed the very first Admiral Nurse for North Northumberland
  • We are taking our Dementia End of Life Care into the 21 Care Homes in North Northumberland
  • We are a truly LOCAL charity providing a unique and invaluable service to your LOCAL community.
  • Sue Gilbertson, HospiceCare Clinical Manager

Alnwick Clinical Services

HospiceCare North Northumberland
Castleside House
40 Narrowgate
NE66 1JQ

Tel: (01665) 606515
Fax: (01665) 606512

castleside house alnwick

Berwick Clinical Services

HospiceCare North Northumberland
Hazel Marsden House
Violet Terrace
TD15 1LU

Tel: 01665 606515
Fax: (01665) 606512

hazel marsden house berwick


Castleside House,
40 Narrowgate, Alnwick,
Northumberland NE66 1JQ
Tel: 01665 606515
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