Our mission is reaching out to transform end of life care for the people of Eastbourne, Seaford, Hailsham, Uckfield, Heathfield and all the points in between. We serve a population of 235,000 people covering an area of around 300 square miles.
St Wilfrid's Hospice was opened in 1982 in Mill Gap Road in Eastbourne when outpatients visited once a week for tea.In 1983 the hospice accepted its first inpatients and in 2013 it moved to the purpose-built building on Broadwater Way, equipped with a 20-bed Inpatient Unit and Wellbeing Centre.
We provide specialist care for people with any progressive, advanced life-limiting illness. Referrals are made by the patient's GP or other healthcare professionals and care is delivered by a team that includes consultants in palliative medicine, specialist nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, counsellors and social workers.
Our mission over the next five years is to reach out and transform end of life care for more people in our catchment area, see picture left. We want to see a community where people talk openly about dying, live well until the end of their life and where nobody dies alone, afraid or in pain.
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Together we are St Wilfrid's. Find out more about our core values hereRead more
Our care services are set up with patients, families and carers in mind. You come first and so does your careRead more
Find out more about the impact of our work through our storiesRead more
St Wilfrid's has eight retail shops spanning East Sussex, from Eastbourne to Uckfield, with each location offering unique product knowledge and specialised goodsRead more
Details on where to find us, how to contact us and when we're availableRead more
Would you like a new challenge for 2019 and help raise needed funds for St Wilfrid's Hospice? Then we have some amazing opportunities for you right nowRead more
Our volunteers are often at the heart of our work. We are thankful to each and every one and have many different roles availableRead more
When someone dies, often their family and friends like to pay tribute to their lives and help those in need by doing something to benefit future patients and familiesRead more
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