A timeline of Princess Alice Hospice

Back in 1980, there was no Hospice in our area. However, in the early 80s, it started to be discussed and thanks to the hard work of some very dedicated volunteers, early ideas became firm plans and within a few short years the Hospice was opening its doors.

💡1980   The idea of the Hospice is born

🪙 1981   Site is purchased and appeal is started to raise funds to build the Hospice

👷🏾‍♀️1984   Building work starts

🛍️ 1985   First shop opens in Weybridge, ‘the Princess Alice Hospice Friends’ is formed and our first patient is admited to the Hospice

👑1986  The Queen Mother officialy opens the Hospice

👩🏼‍🏫 1990  Appeal for Education centre is launched

📊1993   First major conference hosted in the new Education Centre

🕊️ 1997  New expanded day centre is opened and the Princess Alice Hospice lottery is set up

🎨2001   Complimentary therapies on offer are expanded and certificate in Essential Palliative care is started

🔨2005   Hospice building redevelopment begins and clinical services are maintained offsite

🏢 2007  New Hospice building is officially handed over

🎅🏽 2008 The First Princess Alice Hospice Santa Fun Run takes place

👩🏽‍⚕️2011   Our Night Nursing service is launched

🕊️2012   Dietetics introduced as a new speciality at Princess Alice Hospice

☕2013   Reception, coffee shop and dining area is redeveloped

🏅 2016   The Hospice celebrates its 30th anniversary

⛏️2016   Award winning manshed opens

👥 2017  Community engagement is established

📅2017   New five year strategy launched

🌐 2018  New Hospice website goes live

💞2019  The cost to deliver our care exceeds £10 million for the first time

🌟2020 and beyond🕊️ Continue to innovate, grow and deliver excellent palliative and end of life care and support for people in our community

🎂2024 40 years of volunteering at Princess Alice Hospice celebrations begin