Key facts | St Joseph's Hospice

Key facts

  • St Joseph’s Hospice is one of the oldest and largest hospices in London, founded in 1905 by the Religious Sisters of Charity.  You can read more about our history here
  • St Joseph’s Hospice is an independent charity providing compassionate support and care for people with life-limiting conditions and terminal illnesses in the London Boroughs of Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Newham and the City of London in the Hospice and at home.
  • St Joseph’s Hospice helps people with life-limiting conditions live their lives as well as they can until death, through a range of services including in-patient care, respite care, care at homeout-patients, day hospice, and spiritual care to those who want it. We also offer a lot of services out in the community
  • St Joseph’s Hospice supports patients with more than just the physical symptoms of their illness and considers the emotional, psychological, financial, social and practical impact of the illness on the patient, their family (including children) and their friends and carers. You can read more about our supportive care here. 
  • St Joseph’s Hospice provides a safe, comfortable and loving environment for people to die, not just for the patient but also their family and carers at this most vulnerable time.
  • St Joseph’s Hospice provides holistic care for mind and body - counselling, welfare and benefits support, spiritual and bereavement support.
  • We care for around 2,000 patients each year. 
  • It costs around £16.7 million to run the hospice per year. We get around half of our income from the NHS and we must raise over £8.3 million each year through charitable donations. 
  • We rely on the generosity and goodwill of our supporters to keep doing the work that we do. 



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