What we do

So no one has to face death and loss alone

Caring for 40 years

For the last 40 years, our hospice has been there for people living in West Sussex and East Surrey, offering both physical and emotional support to those living with a life-limiting or terminal condition and their families.

From caring for people at home, in our Wellbeing centre 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 living with a life-limiting or terminal condition, 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.’

Tailored care

It could be a bath, a favourite meal, or helping someone manage their pain. For us, hospice care is whatever patients and those closest to them need it to be. It’s different for everyone, and we empower patients to make their own decisions whenever they can.

Community generosity

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 800 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.


Reaching everyone who needs us

If we are to reach everyone who needs us in our local community, we need more space. That’s why we’ve built 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, therapies teams and Wellbeing services.

About our new hospice