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This spring, we are asking our supporters to donate £23.91, which can pay for an hour of intensive care on our inpatient unit. 

You are directly helping patients and families, like the Khan family, through the toughest and sometimes most heart-breaking times. 


Nasim Khan was a 74-year-old mum of four from Ilford who bravely battled pancreatic cancer and died peacefully at the hospice in November. A proud and independent woman, it was difficult for Nasim to accept help. But as her pain increased, it became increasingly difficult for her husband Muhammad, along with their sons Kashif, Wasif, Asim and daughter Sarah, to care for her on their own. They realised they couldn’t meet their mother’s medical needs by themselves and they needed the help and support of professionals. As a vital part of our team, you helped the hospice to become her home.

You know how important it is that local people like Nasim can count on us when it matters most. Every single hour Mrs Khan could count on this care and count on our team - from our specialist consultants, nurses and physiotherapists to our counsellors and domestic assistants. Can we count on your donation today to help pay for one hour of our care for a patient like Nasim?

We are Saint Francis Hospice 


We are delighted to be able to introduce you to some of our team members. Saint Francis Hospice services are delivered by a devoted and dedicated team of professions, from doctors, physiotherapists, counsellors and nurses, as well as support staff who help keep us all ticking over, such as our finance team and cleaners. 

Their work is funded by you, our supporters. 

Click on the staff members below to find out more about the work your generous support enables them to do. 

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Dawn Chaplin                               Gina Suchley 
Health Care Assistant                     Domestic Assistant

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    James Davis                     Jane Elmer
    Physiotherapist             Palliative Care Nurse

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Mark Howard                     Sue Spong
  Consultant                      Counsellor