About HospiceCare

 

"Thank you for the care and support you gave to my mum, myself and sister, during a very difficult time - you kept us going."

 

Our History

HospiceCare has been established since 1995 and is the main provider of free Palliative care in North Northumberland.

We offer care and support to people living with life-limiting illnesses such as: Cancer, Heart Disease, Lung Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Motor Neurone Disease and Advanced Dementia. We also support their families and carers and all those who are important to them

Hospice at Home was founded in 2009

 
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Our Clinical Catchment Area

We serve a population of 63,000

 

12 Facts About HospiceCare

  • HospiceCare, founded in 1995, is an independent palliative care charity and is the most northerly Hospice in England.

  • We have two Wellbing 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 £750,000 and we will receive just £40,000 from the NHS, the rest we have to raise from donations, fundraising and legacies.

  • Our team of around 200 volunteers, which includes our Board of Trustees, saves us over £300,000 per year in the time they donate.

  • We provide support to patients, their families and carers

  • 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 Family Support Service is available to all, regardless of whether there has been previous contact with the Hospice.


  • We have appointed the very first Admiral Nurse for North Northumberland.


  • We are delivering our Dementia at End of Life education programme to 18 Care Homes in North Northumberland.


  • We are a truly LOCAL charity providing a unique and invaluable service to your LOCAL community.


  • ALL OUR SERVICES CAN BE ACCESSED VIA SELF REFERRAL 

 

HospiceCare North Northumberland
Hospice at Home and Wellbeing Centre

Greensfield House, Willowburn Avenue, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 2DG

Telephone: 01665 606515

Berwick: 01289 309997

©2019 by HospiceCare North Northumberland. The North Northumberland Hospice is a company limited by guarantee.

Registered office: Greensfield House, Unit 3, Willowburn Avenue, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 2DG

Registered as a company in England No. 04925273. Charity No. 1103635