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About Us

Saint Francis Hospice is an independent charity and one of the largest adult hospices in the UK. Our team of specialist consultants, doctors, nurses and a range of other health and social care professionals provide care and support to individuals with a life-limiting illness, as well as their carers and family members, completely free of charge.
Generic Essex MapWe serve the populations of Havering, Brentwood, Barking & Dagenham, Redbridge and West Essex. This year, we need to raise £7.8 million in voluntary income, so every donation from individuals and organisations is important to us. We also have a team of nearly 700 skilled and committed volunteers who help us keep our costs down and add huge value to the work we do.


It's been 35 years since Saint Francis Hospice first opened its doors...

Pam Court Junior Ogunyemi and Neville A Brown
Our Board of Trustees comprises 12 individuals who are tasked with both clinical and corporate governance of Saint Francis Hospice. 

Carole Heinan at Brentwood Shop opening
Saint Francis Hospice is run by our management team comprising our Chief Executive Officer and six directors. 
Richard Madeley Hospice Patron
We are lucky to have a group of patrons who champion Saint Francis Hospice and support us in numerous ways.

Patient Stories

Joanne and Annabel (cropped)
“The doctors and staff were so lovely and I don’t know how we would have managed without the Hospice."  

Join our team, we're hiring!

Work for us

We employ 150 front line staff. View our current staff vacancies here.

Volunteer for us

We are always looking for volunteers to add to our team of 800. 

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