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About us

Care, Compassion and Dignity

We are a charity providing specialist compassionate care and support to hundreds of local people and their families each year. 

Barnsley Hospice provides specialist palliative care and support to people with active, progressive and life-limiting illnesses which cannot be cured. These conditions include cancer, heart and lung diseases and neurological diseases such as Motor Neurone Disease and Parkinson’s.

Our care strives to improve the quality of life for patients and their families by providing pain and symptom relief; practical, emotional, spiritual and social support; counselling and bereavement support services.

The hospice is not just a building – it is a way of caring for people. With our support, patients are able to benefit from the best possible care throughout their illness and at the end of their life.

Barnsley Hospice services are provided by a specialist team of healthcare professionals and support staff, and the charity is run by a dedicated board of trustees, management team, staff and volunteers committed to supporting the hospice and the services it provides for the Barnsley community. Our fundraising team is there to help our supporters generate the vital income we need to keep our charity going.

Barnsley Hospice’s expert multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals make sure that the care we provide is safe, effective and relevant to each patient, their loved ones and family.

The hospice includes a 10-bed Inpatient Unit and a newly-relaunched therapy and well-being support service called The Orangery and a Counselling and Bereavement Support service for patients and families.

“Our aim is to provide patients and their loved ones with the best possible care and support throughout their illness and at the end of their life.”

Julie Challenger, associate chief nurse

Anyone registered with a Barnsley GP is eligible to be referred to Barnsley Hospice. Referrals may be made by GPs, NHS and social care professionals and dedicated hospital and community based palliative care teams. Read more about our Referral Process

Our care is free for patients and their families but not free to provide. Barnsley Hospice receives a grant from the Barnsley NHS Clinical Commissioning Group each year, but as a charity we also need to raise nearly £2 million in additional funding to sustain services. We rely on individual, community and corporate donations, legacies, grants and fundraising. Please find more about how to support us here.

All hospices are inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure standards of care are being met. A copy of the report is available to view on the CQC website We are currently working hard on an improvement agenda to support our patient services. If you have any queries please contact our CEO/ Chief Nurse

To find out more about our hospice services and how to access them please call on 01226 244244 and or email

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