Barnsley Hospice provides specialist palliative care for hundreds of local people each year, completely free of charge. 2014 is our 20th anniversary of providing palliative care!
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.
We care for patients in all areas of Barnsley.
We support patients’ families and those close to them.
On a Wednesday afternoon the hospice offers a support group for patients with heart failure.
Over 400 volunteers give nearly 60, 000 hours of their time to the hospice every year.
The Inpatient Unit is open 24 hours a day each day of the year.
It costs over £9, 000 per day to run the whole hospice.
Most patients are discharged home from the Inpatient Unit, about 47% end their days at the hospice.
The hospice has 9 shops including 2 furniture shops.
Number of visitors to the hospice website was 19, 161 for 2011/12.
We provided bereavement counselling for 1, 065 local people last year.
Income from rags
Income from rags (clothing unfit to sell) was £94, 240 for 2011/12.