History of St Luke's Hospice
2013 A Specialist Physiotherapy Service commissioned. Building of new Day Hospice Annexe commenced. Registration changed with Care Quality Commission to allow in-patient admission from age 16 across all services.Fundraising Department re-located to Laindon. South Essex Lyphoedema Service starts operating from St. Luke’s.
2012 St. Luke’s Hospice wins Essex Countrywide Community Business Award 2012. Opening of Dove Cottage, in Billericay, allowing expansion of Dove Community Counselling Service. Hospice registers with Fundraising Standards Board.
2011 St Luke's Hospice wins Basildon Business Award for Best Business in the Community 2011!
Expansion of children and youth services
2010 St Luke's Hospice wins Basildon Business Award for Best Business in the Community 2010 and celebrates 20 years of Hospice care.
2009 St. Luke's House, incorporating a New Information Resource Centre, Opened as a satellite to main Hospice providing for expansion of support services
2008 Garden Rooms open to provide for expansion of Complementary Therapies. Hospice receives further HAQU accreditation. In-Patient Unit refurbished. Hospice shop opens in Corringham.
2007 Purchase of property - 22 Lampits Hill, Corringham, now known as St Luke's House.
2005 HQS re-accreditation in September achieving 47 commendations for best/innovative practice. Lukes Counselling Service for Children and Young People is launched
2004 The new Dove Community Counselling Service was commissioned
New Complementary Therapy service established
2003 St. Luke's achieves accreditation with Health Quality Service Standards (HQS)
New Hospice at Home service launched
1991 First in-patient arrives
First St. Luke's Shop opens
1990 Building completed
First Day Hospice patient arrives in June
26th September St. Luke's Hospice is officially opening by the Duchess of Norfolk
Princess Diana visits the Hospice in November
1989 Building work finally begins
1987/1988 The freehold for Fobbing Farm is purchased from the Basildon Development Corporation
1986 St. Luke's Hospice Administration and Function building opened
1985 The lease for Fobbing Farm was signed
1984 The name 'St. Luke's Hospice' was chosen
1983 The seeds were sown