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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 those with advanced illness and those approaching the end of their lives.

At the heart of St Cuthbert’s Hospice is the individual who is seen as a unique person deserving of respect and dignity. Our aim is to support each person, and their family and friends, helping them to make informed choices and decisions affecting their lives.

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Download our hospice timeline and see how we have supported the local community over the past 30 years.