History Of The Hospice

St Giles Hospice was established in 1983 after the Reverend Paul Brothwell became concerned about the quality of care available in local hospitals to patients with terminal illnesses – and decided to take action.

The hospice began life at the former vicarage of St Giles Church in Whittington, Staffordshire, opening its doors for the first time on 12th April 1983.

With nine in-patient beds and two community nurses, the newly-established St Giles Hospice charity cared for 167 patients during its first year.

Since then, and thanks to the continuing generosity and support of the local community, the hospice has gone from strength to strength and in 2014, St Giles provided its wide range of specialist caring services to over 6,000 people living with cancer and other serious illnesses.

Care is provided in patients’ own homes across a wide area of the Midlands, as well as at its three centres in Whittington, Sutton Coldfield and Walsall.

The hospice is supported by more than 450 staff and 1,500 volunteers.

Now one of the leading adult hospices in England, St Giles spends more than £9 million each year on providing its high-quality care.