At St Christopher’s Hospice our vision is of a world in which all dying people and those close to them have access to care and support, whenever and wherever they need it.
Each person is unique and we tailor our care to meet social, emotional and spiritual needs, as well as manage physical symptoms. Our goal is to help people live well until they die and support those affected by the loss of a friend or relative. Last year we provided care and support to nearly 5,000 patients and 2,000 carers and family members, across south east London, both at home and in the hospice.
We strongly believe that everyone should have access to the best care at the end of their lives, and through a blend of expert practice, education and research, we work with people across the world, to improve and develop hospice care.
We were founded in 1967 by Dame Cicely Saunders and, more than 50 years later, her words still remain at the heart of everything we do: “You matter because you are you and you matter until the last moment of your life.”
As a registered charity we need to raise £15 million every year to continue to care for people when it matters most. Without the support of our local communities this wouldn’t be possible. Thank you, from us all, for your support.
Read our Annual Review