St Cuthbert's Hospice needs your support
St Cuthbert’s Hospice, just off the A167 at Neville’s Cross, Durham, is one of the strengths of County Durham and its community. Since 1988, it’s been offering palliative care for people with life limiting illness.
As well as the in Patient Unit, which has ten beds, there is a day hospice offering places for 75 people each week. It provides a variety of services including Day Care, Outpatient Appointments, Day Treatments and Lymphoedema clinics. We also work in partnership with other specialists to provide Heart Failure Groups and Respiratory Groups and Welfare Rights clinics for patients and their carers. As well as specialist care and clinics day guests get elevenses of healthy option nuts and fruit or tea and scones. And once that’s cleared away they go into the dining room for food made by our chefs.
Everything is free to our guests. It's all paid for by donation mainly, with support from the NHS. St Cuthbert's Hospice needs £1.3m this year in donations to maintain its services.
“It’s been the best thing that has happened to me. They are lovely people, very kind. I have made some lovely friends. And the food is excellent. Before I came here I was just at home. I look forward to coming here.” Mrs JW
“Coming here helps you put things in perspective. Everyone is in similar but entirely different situations and it’s good to talk to people outside your immediate family. There is someone to help with any situation or issues you have to deal with.” Mrs SN
“It has made my life a lot better and given me a new lease of life. My one day a week when I come to life. My family know when it gets to Tuesday, I get up and go. The rest of the week, I don’t even get dressed. It is the best thing that ever happened to me.” Mr KC.