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 to meet the cost of providing our exceptional care and support. We must raise over £2 million each year.