About St Catherine’s
St Catherine’s Hospice is a local charity which is here to help people in our community affected by serious illness enjoy quality of life and have dignity in death.
We were built by the community, for the community and could not survive without their on-going support in raising a huge £3.5m of our annual £5.2m running costs each year.
Our specialised, personalised services for adults facing conditions such as cancer, heart failure and motor neurone disease are delivered at the hospice, in the community and at home.
Hospice care seeks to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of people with a life-shortening condition.
At St Catherine’s Hospice we understand that a one-size-fits-all approach to patient care doesn’t work. Our patients are individuals and we always ensure we work with them to plan their care around their individual medical needs, personal preferences and unique circumstances.
At St Catherine’s Hospice we understand that the challenges which come with the diagnosis of a life-shortening illness can feel daunting and insurmountable, because not only are there medical issues to deal with, there are also social and practical concerns to overcome.
The Family Support Team, made up of three qualified social workers, is here to work together with patients and families so that social adjustments can be made and in turn the best quality of life achieved.
Become a Volunteer
St Catherine’s Hospice relies on the hard work and support of its team of more than 700 dedicated volunteers.
They are at the heart of the Hospice and play an essential role in enabling us to provide the services we do.
Each volunteer brings their own skills and expertise to a role, as well as their incredibly valuable time.
St Catherine’s Hospice is a local charity founded and built by the community, for the community.
We receive only around a third of our annual £5.2m running costs from the NHS, meaning we rely on our wonderful supporters to raise an incredible £3.5m each and every year.
We generate this amazing total in all manner of different ways – from glamorous dinner dances to gruelling marathon runs people organise on our behalf; our own popular events such as the Moonlight and Memories Walk and Yellow Day garden fete; one-off and regular donations; gifts in wills and through generous support from local schools, businesses and organisations. Thank you for your amazing support!
St Catherine’s Shops
St Catherine’s Hospice runs 18 shops across the three boroughs of Chorley, Preston and South Ribble, including the gift shops on-site at the hospice and The Mill. We also operate a Donation Centre at the hospice where people can drop-off items for distribution across the area.
These generate vital income to help raise the £5.2m we need each year to be able to deliver our specialised care for local people.
Not only that, they also provide a valuable presence for the charity within the communities we serve – raising awareness of St Catherine’s amongst the local people who live there.
St Catherine’s Lottery
Playing the St Catherine’s Hospice Lottery is a way to win, and a way to care.
You could scoop the jackpot of £2,000 just by paying £1 a week to play – along with a host of other cash prizes, including a third prize rollover of £150 which can reach up to £5,100!
The most important thing about our lottery is that it raises vital funds to support the specialised care of St Catherine’s. It’s one of our most important streams of income because it allows us to plan and budget for the future – something which is often very hard in the unpredictable world of fundraising.
Education & Conferencing
St Catherine’s Hospice is a specialist provider of high quality training and education in End of Life and Palliative Care. We provide regular updates for our own staff, other health care professionals, carers, patients and the general public.
We work with a wide range of providers, other Hospices and the education sector to raise the quality and awareness of End of Life Care wherever we can.
We also benefit from three rooms available to hire for events, as well as a further room at The Mill, which raise vital funds and allow organisations to ‘conference with a conscience’.
Contact St Catherine’s Hospice
St Catherine’s Park – home to St Catherine’s Hospice and The Mill – is in Lostock Hall, in the Borough of South Ribble. It is four miles from the centre of Preston; five miles from Chorley; and three miles from Leyland.
Contact and connect with us in the following ways:
Phone: 01772 629171 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: St Catherine’s Hospice, Lancashire Twitter: @StCatherinesPre
Patients attending day therapy need to travel to the Hospice to access services. Where people don’t have their own transport available, or cannot rely on lifts from family or friends, St Catherine’s has an excellent team of volunteer drivers who use their own vehicles to provide transport to and from the Hospice.
If a patient has special requirements – such as oxygen provision or wheelchair access – the Hospice can arrange transport by ambulance or in some cases with a volunteer. In special circumstances, patients attending outpatient clinics can also travel by ambulance.
Transport via ambulance for patients being admitted to the Hospice’s In-Patient Unit is usually arranged by their GP or the hospital from which they are being transferred.