History of St Luke's Hospice

Opening of new shop in Chadwell (the Hospice now has 11 shops).   Hospice UK 2016 Award winner for ‘Innovation in Care’, for our pioneering project, working in partnership with Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals’ Liver Clinic Team, enabling the delivery of improved care and support for patients with Advanced Liver Disease and their families.
Hospice celebrates 25th Anniversary. Planning permission granted for new six bed Hospice and enabling development at Malgraves Farm in Lower Dunton Rd, Langdon Hills. Funding received to enable enhancement of the Information Resource Service to include information on Well-being and restructure Lukes’ Counselling Services for Children & Young People.
Building of extended Day Hospice completed: Official opening of new Day Hospice Therapeutic and Outpatient Annexe. OneResponse Service launched.
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 Lymphoedema Service starts operating from St. Luke’s.
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.
St Luke’s Hospice wins Basildon Business Award for Best Business in the Community 2011!
Expansion of children and youth services
St Luke’s Hospice wins Basildon Business Award for Best Business in the Community 2010 and celebrates 20 years of Hospice care.
St. Luke’s House, incorporating a New Information Resource Centre, Opened as a satellite to main Hospice providing for expansion of support services
Garden Rooms open to provide for expansion of Complementary Therapies. Hospice receives further HAQU accreditation. In-Patient Unit refurbished. Hospice shop opens in Corringham.
Purchase of property – 22 Lampits Hill, Corringham, now known as St Luke’s House.
HQS re-accreditation in September achieving 47 commendations for best/innovative practice. Lukes Counselling Service for Children and Young People is launched
The new Dove Community Counselling Service was commissioned
New Complementary Therapy service established
St. Luke’s achieves accreditation with Health Quality Service Standards (HQS)
New Hospice at Home service launched
First in-patient arrives
First St. Luke’s Shop opens
Building completed
First Day Hospice patient arrives in June
26th September St. Luke’s Hospice is officially opened by the Duchess of Norfolk
Princess Diana visits the Hospice in November
Building work finally begins
The freehold for Fobbing Farm is purchased from the Basildon Development Corporation
St. Luke’s Hospice Administration and Function building opened
The lease for Fobbing Farm was signed
The name ‘St. Luke’s Hospice’ was chosen
The seeds were sown
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