St. Wilfrid’s Hospice, Chichester
About St Wilfrid’s Hospice, Chichester
Since opening our doors to our first patient in January 1987, we have cared for over 14,300 local people and at any one time we are caring for over 230 people in our community, whilst offering support to their families and friends.
All our services are provided free of charge, we are not part of the NHS and so rely on public support to help raise 87% of our annual running costs of just under £6.7 million.
Last year, 850 new patients from Chichester and the surrounding areas were referred to the Hospice and the range of services that we offer. We provide support through our 14 bed Inpatient Unit, Day Hospice, Hospice at Home and Clinical Nurse Specialist teams who are based in the community, Bereavement Service, Rehabilitation, Spiritual Care and our busy Education Centre.
Our teams work with local NHS services, GPs and community nurses, providing specialist advice on symptom control and pain management, as well as vital support for the patient and their loved ones. Support is given to St Richard’s Hospital to help provide the highest standard of palliative care to patients.
Facts & figures:
– There are over 230 patients under our care at any one time – most patients are being cared for in their own homes, including nursing and residential homes, at St Richard’s Hospital or at the Hospice itself.
– Patients are eligible to be referred to St Wilfrid’s Hospice for all services if they live South of the Downs between Emsworth and Arundel.
– It costs over £18,000 a day to run St Wilfrid’s Hospice
Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 281963
Registered as a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales No. 01562110
All profits are donated to hospice care and after marketing costs Local Hospice Lottery will give between 55% and 80% of income from individuals playing to support St Wilfrid’s Hospice to St Wilfrid’s Hospice. This is expected to be at least £500,000 over three years.