Frequently Asked Questions
Who qualifies for our help?
Any local person with a life-limiting illness for which palliative care is the only available treatment is welcome at our Hospice.
We also support the families and carers of our patients.
Will I have to pay?
No, we provide all our services and support free of charge.
How do I access the service?
Your GP, Consultant or District Nurse can refer you or, alternatively, you can contact us directly on 01706 649920.
Is there a maximum length of stay on the Ward/Inpatient Unit?
No two people are the same so the length of time people stay with us is dependent upon an individual’s circumstances.
The Inpatient Unit is, however, a short-stay facility to enable us to provide our services for as many people as possible.
How is the Hospice funded?
The cost of running the Hospice is now in excess of £3 million per year which equates to over £8,000 per day.
Whilst some income comes from NHS contracts and grants, 70% of our running costs need to come from fundraising within the local community.
Which is the best way to support Springhill Hospice?
We are grateful for everything our community does for us, whether its volunteering your time and skills, organising or attending a fundraising event, leaving us a legacy in your will or making a donation.
You can find out more about all of these options by visiting our ‘Raising Funds’ pages.
I would really like to help you more, how can I get involved with Fundraising?
That’s brilliant, thank you! There are lots of ways to help. Why not take a look at our 'Raising Funds' pages or give Fundraising a ring on 01706 641790.
I would really like to do something practical to help, can I volunteer?
We always need volunteers with a wide range of skills so whether you want to help occasionally or regularly, and have a little or a lot of time to spare, we will have a role for you.
To find out more, please visit out ‘Work with us’ pages or give our Volunteer Co-ordinator a ring on 01706 649920.