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Who we are

We are a charity that cares for people in our community with palliative and end of life care needs.

Compassionate care

People with illnesses that can't be cured or treated who are living in Havering, Brentwood, Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and West Essex are welcome at Saint Francis Hospice.

Patients and the people who love them are embraced by a team of experienced professionals who are devoted to making everyone's life the very best it can be. Our aim is that no one is afraid or in pain, and no one dies or grieves alone. 

Care funded by kindness

Because Saint Francis Hospice is an independent charity, there is no cost if you need our services, nor to the people who care for you and about you.  Kind and generous gifts from local people, companies and schools help make sure that everyone who is under the care of Saint Francis Hospice has round-the-clock support.  Experienced consultants, doctors, nurses and other health and social care professionals, are on hand to care for you whether you choose to be at home, in the hospice itself, in hospital or in a care home.

To provide this dedicated and expert care, the hospice needs to raise over £8 million each year because only 28% of our costs are paid by the government.  Individuals in need of our services and the people who love them, also depend hugely on 870 skilled and committed volunteers. These wonderful people help keep costs down and bring huge joy and support to those who need our care, their loved ones, families, staff and volunteers.

"The love and care are a security blanket around me, ready to catch me if I fall."

-Mary, who we cared for

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Our mission


Meet the team

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Our history


Our services

Your well-being and what you want from life are what matters to us most.  Whether you need to spend your time in the hospice, or at home or a mixture of both, you are at the centre of your care.

Take a look around

We have created a virtual tour of our Hospice so that you can take a look around and get an idea of what to expect.

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Pemberton Roses

The Pemberton Rose Collection at Saint Francis Hospice is the largest collection of Pemberton roses in the world.

Click the link below for a virtual tour of our rose gardens and to find out more.