About us

Our history

St Giles Hospice is a registered charity founded in 1983 by the Reverend Paul Brothwell, originally to improve the care of local people dying with cancer. We now support people in our community whose illnesses may not be curable such as cancer, motor neurone disease, heart failure, MS and respiratory disease. We also offer support for families and helpers.

Our dedicated team provides individually-tailored care either at the hospice or in patients’ own homes across our communities.

The range of specialist services is provided free of charge to those who need it. Although St Giles receives some funding from the Government, we rely heavily on donations and fundraising.

“We couldn’t do what we do without the amazing community support we receive.”

Our aim

We understand that caring for one person to another is a very personal experience, not only to the individual but also the surrounding family members. We engage with people and the local community to tackle the taboos associated with illness, dying and grieving.

We actively listen and learn from our practice and strive to improve what we do, alongside sharing what we know with those who wish to learn from us. With only a third of our running costs provided by the Government, we rely upon generous donations and fundraising to help us deliver our care.

All of this is achievable for a number of factors. We have a wonderful web of connections and friendships, as well as an excellent team of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to provide opportunities for local people and their families living with a terminal illness.

Quality of our care

St Giles Hospice was awarded the highest possible accolade of ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission in January 2020.