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How we cared in 2022-23

Here's how your support helped us care for people in our community from April 2022 - March 2023. The generosity of people like you makes everything we do possible. Thank you.

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2,092 people benefitted from our services.

371 people were admitted to the ward for an average stay of 10 days.


4,724 home visits were made by the Hospice at Home team.

The Hospice at Home nurses were cared for a total of 632 people in the comfort of their own home.

Your support helps people like Mark and their families.

Mark was just 54 when he died in our care on Valentines Day in 2021. His wife, Emily, shares his story and why Mark so passionately believed no-one should be afraid of hospice care.

"Our experience of Saint Francis Hospice is overwhelmingly positive. Mark felt so strongly that if people were unfortunate enough to be told they had a terminal illness, that they should feel relief at being referred to the hospice, without any fear. It was this feeling that sparked Mark’s motivation to share this story."

Read Mark's story

Your big hearted support means we can care for more people like Mark.

A year in numbers

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14,287 face-to-face or telephone consultations

were made by our Specialist Community and Crisis support team


675 sessions of pastoral care support

were made with patients and their relatives/carers

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4,706 face-to-face or telephone counselling sessions

were given to 438 adults and 65 children


371 people

were admitted onto the ward and stayed for an average of 10 days.

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1,553 face-to-face physiotherapy consultations

took place with patients and their relatives/carers.

What your donations can pay for...

Your generosity makes everything we do possible. Without you, people in our community wouldn't have access to palliative and end of life care.

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Committed to caring for all

No one should be forgotten when they need kindness, care and professional support at the end of their life. We care for people, from any faith or cultural background who have been diagnosed with a serious illness.

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10 days is the average length of stay on the ward

It costs £826 per day for one patient's care on the ward.

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7.35 days is the average length of care for Hospice at Home patients

An hour of Hospice at Home care costs £57.87.

Because only 27.78% of our funding comes from the NHS, without your support, it just wouldn't be possible to provide the care we do. Thank you.