Friday 27th September 2019 : 22:15 – 01:15

Our mission is to transform end of life care for the people of Eastbourne, Seaford, Hailsham, Uckfield, Heathfield and all the points in between.

We serve a population of 235,000 people covering an area of around 300 square miles. Our expert teams work to help people to live well until the end of their lives and to support their family and friends. We provide care in our 20-bed Inpatient Unit, through our Wellbeing service and, increasingly, to families in their own homes.  

St Wilfrid’s Hospice was opened in 1982 in Mill Gap Road in Eastbourne when outpatients visited once a week for tea. In 1983 the hospice accepted its first inpatients and in 2013 it moved to the purpose-built building on Broadwater Way, equipped with a 20-bed Inpatient Unit and Wellbeing Centre. We continue to provide specialist care for people with any progressive, advanced life-limiting illness.

Referrals are made by the patient’s GP or other healthcare professionals and care is delivered by a team that includes consultants in palliative medicine, specialist nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, counsellors and social workers.

Our mission over the next five years is to continue to reach out and transform end of life care for more people in our catchment area in a range of local settings through our Closer to You campaign.

We need your support to do this. We rely on the generous support of our community to help provide this free care to our patients and their families.

We want to see a community where people talk openly about dying, live well until the end of their life and where nobody dies alone, afraid or in pain.