So no one has to face death and loss alone
For the last 35 years, St Catherine’s Hospice has been there for people living in Sussex and East Surrey, offering both physical and emotional support to those living with a terminal illness and their families.
From caring for people at home, in our Day Hospice and on our wards, our expert teams are on hand to support those facing death and loss. We not only care for those who are terminally ill, but offer bereavement and carer support to their loved ones, along with support for children and young adults through counselling.
Our vision is a world where everyone can face death informed, supported and pain free. We treat people with understanding, patience, respect and, most importantly, with dignity.
We are incredibly proud of our expert team, and the care that we deliver on a daily basis; in fact, the Care Quality Commission has rated our care as ‘Outstanding.’
It could be a bath, a favourite meal, or helping someone manage their pain. For us, hospice care is whatever our patients and those closest to them need it to be. It’s different for everyone, and we empower our patients to make their own decisions whenever they can.
Our care is only possible thanks to the generosity of our local community who fundraise for and donate to us. Each year around £7.5 million is donated by our supporters; an incredible amount that means we can continue to deliver this tailored care to people when life comes full circle.
What’s more, we’re very fortunate to have more than 1,000 volunteers giving their time and expertise to St Catherine’s; from supporting our Fundraising team and working in our hospice kitchen and coffee shop, to working in our shops across Sussex and Surrey and providing counselling to patients and families alike.
With our current funds, for every person we currently help there are two others we can’t help. That means two in three terminally ill people in our community are being left to manage their illness without hospice support.
It means people are being left to deal with pain alone, and it means families are being left to care for loved ones without expert support. And it’s happening all around us.
To find out more about our Full Circle Appeal and how you can help us reach more people at the end of life, please click here and donate today. Every pound we raise will make a huge difference to those who need our care when life comes full circle.
If we are to reach everyone who needs us in our local community, we need more space. That’s why we’re building a brand new hospice that will not only increase the number of beds we have on our wards, but means we can expand our community services as well as our counselling and therapies teams and Day Services.
In order to make this vision a reality, we need the support from our local community to help raise an extra £5m.