Information for Health and Social Care Professionals

St Luke’s Hospice is a registered charity offering a range of specialist palliative care services to people with any life threatening, life limiting disease, predominantly but not exclusively cancer, such as Heart Failure, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or Motor Neurone Disease for example. Care and support is offered through a wide range of services that are tailor made to meet the needs of individuals. This care is extended to carers, families and friends.
Services are for age 16 years upwards except where stated otherwise, (ie: Lukes Counselling Service for Children & Young People)

All Hospice staff work closely with a wide range of health and social care professionals to achieve the highest level of care for patients and their families.


Referrals can be accepted for anyone living in the Basildon and Thurrock districts, and also for the South Essex Lymphoedema Service. As the service provider we are pleased to be able to extend our established Lymphoedema clinical care, expertise and support throughout South Essex including , Thurrock, Basildon, Billericay, Wickford, Southend, Canvey, Castlepoint and Rochford
Referrals can be accepted to Hospice services from any health or social care professionals and also from patients and families where appropriate.

Referrals are regularly discussed and are considered on the basis of need.

Although working independently as a charity, referrals made by completing the Referral Form South West Essex NHS Single Referral Form which can also be obtained from the Hospice, completed and then faxed as follows:-

  • IPU – 01268 282483
  • Day Hospice – 01268 282483 (Please do not e-mail patient information)


Education and Professional Development Services

We have over 20 years of experience in caring for patient and families, our Education Team facilitate evidence based Palliative care training to the multi professional team working in palliative care or generic settings. We provide learning opportunities in palliative care that will enhance and improve end of life care for patients across the community.

For more information about our Education Services click here

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