Every year, St Catherine’s Hospice cares for around 2,100 people in our local community who are living with a life-limiting illness. As well as caring for patients, we offer support to their families: wives and husbands, sons and daughters and other loved ones who are left behind. For 40 years, we’ve provided this care at our Malthouse Road site in Crawley, but we’re not able to reach everyone that needs us. A larger, modern 24 bed hospice, with more space to provide our community services, will allow us to reach more people that need us.
If we are to reach everyone who could benefit from our care now and in the future, we need more space. That’s why we’re building a brand new hospice that will not only increase the amount of beds we can offer to those facing the end of their life, but also expand our community, counselling and therapies teams, as well as our day services.
All of this will only be possible with the support of our local community. Help ensure that more of your neighbours can receive the care they need and deserve at the end of their life.
Our patients and relatives are the experts when it comes to explaining how your support will help more people like them, as well as their loved ones.
“It wasn’t like I was a patient. The care was heart touching and more loving. Everything was top drawer from how they spoke and treated me through to the different drugs they tried.”
“Knowing I can call the hospice provides such reassurance and gives me confidence someone is looking after me.”
“When I’m here I can push a button and in 30 seconds someone’s here asking me what I want. I can ask for anything from an ice cream to pain medication. There’s such a feeling of community here and the atmosphere is amazingly positive. You hear grandchildren laughing in the corridors and families coming together when they visit.”
“We wept with joy when Dad got a bed at the hospice. We had drinks together from the drinks trolley and I went out into the garden quite a few times. As a family, it gave us a sense of peace knowing Dad was safe. St Catherine’s care took a weight off all our shoulders and meant we could enjoy the time we had left with Dad.”
We need your support to build our new hospice and reach more people in our local community. You can help us many ways: from setting up regular donations to hosting an event.Read more
Our brand new hospice is essential to ensure that we can reach everyone who needs us when life comes full circle. Read more about our ambitious plans and how your support will mean we can be there for more local people.Read more
We rely on donations at St Catherine’s Hospice, and your support will help local people living with a terminal illness, and those dealing with death and loss. Whether you choose to give a regular gift or a one-off donation, you’ll be making a huge difference.Read more