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About HospiceCare


Our History

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

We offer care and support to people living with life-limiting illnesses. We also support their families and carers and all those who are important to them

Hospice at Home was founded in 2009


"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 Clinical Catchment Area

We serve a population of 63,000


10 Facts About HospiceCare

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

  • We have two Wellbeing 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 £800,000 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 are a truly LOCAL charity providing a unique and invaluable service to your LOCAL community.