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It all started with the local community...

Over three decades ago, a group of Durham residents came together for a common cause. They saw the absence of care and support available for those coming to the end of their lives and decided to take action. Thanks to their many years of fundraising and dedication, St Cuthbert’s Hospice first opened its doors in 1988 to provide services, free of charge, for people with advanced illness, people approaching the end of their lives and those who are bereaved.

Everyone who comes to us is an individual and so their care should be individual too. Our multi-professional team consists of specially trained doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, social workers and counsellors. They all work collaboratively to make sure all patients are able to discuss their needs and wishes when spending time with us. Find out more about our care and have a look around the Hospice.

We receive some government funding towards our care, but rely on donations, legacies, charity shops, charitable trusts and people playing our Lottery or coming to our events to meet the cost of providing our exceptional care and support. We must raise over £2 million each year.

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About

Mission and values

Our mission and values are at the heart of everything we do at St Cuthbert’s Hospice. They are the driving force of our commitment to being the best we can be for our patients and the people who are important to them, for our customers and supporters, and for each other.

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Our Facilities

Alongside the care we provide in our In-Patient Unit, the Living Well Centre, Bereavement Support and Dementia Services, we have a number of facilities at the Hospice. Some are open to the public where others can be booked for use by external organisations.

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Meet the Team

St Cuthbert’s Hospice employ over 90 paid members of staff and work closely with an army of dedicated volunteers to ensure the Hospice’s efficient running on a day to day basis. The members of the Senior Management Team are responsible for the day-to-day running of St Cuthbert’s and report on a regular basis to the Board of Trustees.

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Our History

Over three decades ago, a group of Durham residents came together for a common cause. They saw the absence of care and support available for those coming to the end of their lives and decided to take action.

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CQC report & awards

At St Cuthbert’s Hospice, we’re regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), who graded us Outstanding at our last inspection– the highest possible classification.

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Key Information

St Cuthbert’s Hospice is an independent charity funded primarily by voluntary giving. It is a member of Hospice UK.

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Coronavirus Visiting Information

Key measures remain in place so that we can continue to protect vulnerable patients, visitors, staff a people in our community from coronavirus (COVID 19).

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