About us

Our history

St Giles Hospice is a registered charity founded in 1983 by the Reverend Paul Brothwell to improve the care of local people dying with cancer. Over time we have responded to the needs of others in our community whose illnesses may not be curable such as 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 are very clear in what we aim to do at St Giles Hospice. 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 to those who wish to learn from us. We are pro-active in raising money to help fund our ability to care, all with the help of our carers and volunteers who work tirelessly to provide opportunities for families and friends to honour the lives of their loved ones.

All of this is achievable for a number of factors, we have a wonderful web of connections and friendships but a big chunk of this is down to the excellent team we have who run and maintain the charity, those who specialise in creating these partnerships to help us fund our charity.