St Cuthbert's Hospice is at Park House Road at Merryoaks, Neville's Cross. Since 1988, thanks to your donations, we've been offering free end of life, palliative care to people with life limiting illness.
Last year, we became the first hospice in the country to employ a Dementia Nurse, recognising that dementia is life limiting. And early in 2015, we were the first adult hospice to attain a grading of "Outstanding" from the Care Quality Commission.
At present, St Cuthbert's Hospice has an eleven bed in patient unit and 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. We go out into the community, offering help and guidance to carers of people with dementia and working with other agencies to ensure homes are adapted for patients to return to.
St Cuthbert's Hospice needs £1.3m this year in donations to maintain its services. We're grateful to our guests for speaking highly of our efforts.
Chief Executive Officer at St Cuthbert's, Paul Marriott, said: "We are very proud of our ‘Outstanding’ grading but we are certainly not complacent and will keep striving to provide the best service we possibly can for the people of County Durham."
- Having seen the care and attention given to my dear friend Dave B..., I have no doubt that this inspection result is the first of many showing the amazing standards of all the staff at St Cuthberts. Well done to all.
- My mam is an inpatient at the moment and I cannot praise everyone enough for the service that the hospice provides. It is a wonderful place with amazing staff and we would have been lost without it. Thank you all xx
- my grandad spent his last weeks with you and called it "The palace" amazing staff with hearts of gold xx