Who we are
Katharine House Hospice began as ‘Stafford Hospice at Home’ in 1989, before the Katharine House Hospice Day Care Unit opened in May 1993. We have gone from strength to strength, welcoming our first in-patient in September 2000, a ‘Drop in Day’ in 2001 and a Carers’ Group in 2004.
Today’s Katharine House Hospice continues to grow, with over 200 staff and a staggering 600+ volunteers. Together we provide care for the families of mid-Staffordshire and we could not have done this without the support of our local community.
All of our services are offered free of charge. As a charity we rely on the kindness and generosity of the local community to help generate 2/3rds of the funds needed (approx £3m each year) to continue our care.
Our Caldicott Guardian is Sally Whitmore, Director of Care.
What we offer
Here at Katharine House Hospice, our aim is to enable our patients and those close to them to live life as fully as possible and make the most of the time that they have. We offer a welcoming, warm and safe environment, where hope is kept alive and laughter is often heard.
We provide a range of services which offer holistic care and support for people with advanced life-limited conditions across mid-Staffordshire.
Many people believe that we treat cancer patients only, however we care for people with a range of conditions including Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, end-stage Renal failure and cancer.
From our Day Therapies Unit, our 10-bed In-Patient Unit, the Wellbeing Day programme to care “At Home”, carer support and the Lymphoedema Clinic, our aim is to enable patients to live their lives as fully and as comfortably as possible whilst providing support to their families/carers.
All of our services are offered free of charge. We are a charity and we rely on the kindness and generosity of the local community to help generate 2/3rds of the funds needed (almost £3m each year) to continue our care.