​Princess Alice Hospice is a centre of excellence. Can we improve on excellent? Absolutely. Every day we're improving our services. And we've made it our mission to reach even more people with the expert end of life care everyone deserves.

One simple aim

Many people think that hospices are all about dying. We disagree. We believe that end of life care is about helping people live every moment to the full in comfort and dignity. It’s about creating a space whether in our Hospice or at home where families can enjoy special moments and create precious memories together.

Reaching more people

We believe that everyone has the right to a good death – not just the few. Over the next five years we are planning to reach more people by extending specialist end of life care out into the community. We do this by:

  • Delivering outstanding end of life care in the home.
  • Supporting families caring for patients at home.
  • Sharing our skills and knowledge with doctors, nurses, carers and social workers as well as non-professionals caring in the community.
  • Helping create compassionate communities where friends, neighbours and colleagues feel able to care for and support patients and families through death and bereavement.
  • Taking a strong lead in the debate about death and dying.

We’re working towards a future where we can all choose where we die. Where we will know that wherever we choose to be, we will receive outstanding care and support. Everyone who works with us will play a part in building this future.

Families together

Princess Alice Hospice provides a comprehensive range of services that respond to the individual needs of patients and their families, so that they can live life to the full, create memories, share special moments and when the time comes, support them through, before and after the death of a loved one.

Watch our animated film based on a true story to see how we are supporting families together…

Princess Alice Hospice has a duty of care and a duty to the health and social care systems to raise concerns whenever safeguarding of children and adults is a potential issue.  Within the Hospice it is considered good practice to have ‘safeguarding’ high on the agenda, and questions are often asked early in a potential crisis situation.   We are aware that very often the deterioration of a patient can lead a carer to struggle to cope and can create more stress.   This way of working means that a lot of preventative work is carried out with families which often prevents the crisis situation and the need to ‘safeguard’ a situation.