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Barnsley Hospice - Comfort, Care & Dignity


Barnsley Hospice provides specialist palliative care for hundreds of local people each year, completely free of charge.

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Hospice front view


We are a charity – our care is free for patients but not free to provide.


We care for patients at home, in the community and at the hospice.


We care for patients with all life-limiting illnesses – not just cancer.

Hospice volunteers


We care for patients in all areas of Barnsley.


We support patients’ families and those close to them.

Barnsley Hospice
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On a Wednesday afternoon the hospice offers a support group for patients with heart failure.

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Over 400 volunteers give nearly 60, 000 hours of their time to the hospice every year.

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Inpatient Unit

The Inpatient Unit is open 24 hours a day each day of the year.

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Running costs

It costs over £9, 000 per day to run the whole hospice.

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Most patients are discharged home from the Inpatient Unit, about 47% end their days at the hospice.

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The hospice has 9 shops including 2 furniture shops.

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Website visitors

Number of visitors to the hospice website was 19, 161 for 2011/12.

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Bereavement support

We provided bereavement counselling for 1, 065 local people last year.

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Income from rags

Income from rags (clothing unfit to sell) was £94, 240 for 2011/12.

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