St Giles Hospice is a registered charity providing high-quality medical and nursing care for local people living with cancer and other serious illnesses, as well as offering support for their families and helpers.
The dedicated team provides individually-tailored care either at the hospice or in patients' own homes across the region.
The range of specialist services is provided free of charge to all who need it. Although St Giles receives some funding from the Government, the charity relies heavily on donations and fundraising.
St Giles has recently adopted a new hospice strategy – its Principles and Aims – a full copy of which can be downloaded by clicking here.
The hospice began its life at the former vicarage of St Giles Church in Whittington in 1983, when the then vicar the Reverend Canon Paul Brothwell became concerned at the level of care given to terminally-ill patients in local hospitals.
Today, St Giles is a centre of excellence and one of the best-known and most respected charities in the region, with over 400 staff, over 1,500 volunteers, 32 charity shops, one of the most successful hospice lotteries in the UK, and over £8 million spent on providing care every year.