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About your local hospice

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.


We serve the growing populations of Havering, Brentwood, Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and West Essex and, with only 27% of our funding coming from the government, we need to raise £7.8 million in voluntary income this year.


This income allows us to continue to provide the services we do, completely free of charge. Every donation is important to us, whether it comes from an individual, a school or a large corporate organisation - we value our supporters immensely.


We also have a team of 870 skilled and committed volunteers who help us keep our costs down and add huge value to the work we do.

Our award-winning gardens

Members of the public are invited to walk through our gardens at any time except when there is ice or snow on the ground or other inclement conditions. If you would like a tour then this can be arranged between Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm. Outside times by special arrangement. 


Please be aware we may need to restrict access to certain areas of the ground for safety reasons if we have building contractors working here. 


Our approach

As an independent charity and one of the largest adult hospices in the UK, Saint Francis Hospice has an important role to play in the local community. We have an incredible team of specialist consultants, doctors, nurses that work alongside an experienced range of other health and social care professionals. These professional and compassionate people provide care and support to individuals with a life-limiting illness, as well as their carers and family members.


Our vision

Saint Francis Hospice is committed to helping anyone in our communities affected by life-limiting illness, and to ensuring they receive excellent person-centred care when they need it, ideally in a place of their choosing.


Our values

These values underpin all that our charity aspires to do as well as shape our external and internal behaviour:


Support: Share ideas and respect one another, encouraging everyone to succeed

Fairness: Treat everyone as we would wish to be treated ourselves; be courteous and aware of how our words and actions affect others

Honesty: Be open and accountable, working together for the benefit of our local community



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

A) Brentwood Mayor and Peter Crutchett_0244

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
Management Team

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
Joanne's Story

"The doctors and staff were so lovely and I don't know how we would have managed without the Hospice."

Read Joanne's Story

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. 

Imapct report 2018-19
Your Support, Our Impact 2018/19
Key facts cover
The Key Facts 2018/19
LWD cover Autumn 2019
Living with Dignity
Autumn 2019
accounts 2018-19
Annual Accounts 2018-19