St. Luke’s Hospice aims to provide the highest standards of care for people who have specialist palliative and end of life care needs and live in Basildon & Thurrock districts, including Billericay and Wickford.
This acute specialist multidisciplinary holistic care is offered for people living with or affected by cancer and any other advanced life-threatening illness, and is given within the Hospice or at home supported by services at St. Luke’s House, in partnership with patients, carers, families and other professionals.
The Hospice aims to provide a caring and homely environment whilst remaining a centre of excellence, where support for patients and families is provided during the illness and after death, without discrimination.
Our aim is to maintain and enhance the quality of life for our patients, caring for each of them as a whole person, offering the right to be treated with dignity, sensitivity, compassion and understanding.
Wherever possible, information and support is offered to enable patients and families to make their own choices about the care they receive and the setting in which it is provided.
The Hospice will teach patients, carers, professionals and the public about palliative and end of life care, so those involved in care delivery feel competent and confident to care, whether they are in Hospice, hospital or the community.
The Hospice is committed to the provision of a safe and healthy work environment and to ensuring volunteers and staff receive education, training and support mechanisms that enable them to work to the highest standards of excellence.
The Hospice will endeavour to provide high quality individualised care based on trust, integrity and choice, whilst promoting cohesive team work and a healthy work/life balance for staff and volunteers, working collaboratively with other providers to ensure a seamless and positive experience is offered to our patients wherever they are cared for.