What we do
Southern Area Hospice Services provides invaluable support and care to people living with life-limiting illnesses such as Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, HIV and AIDS. Our aim is to provide the best quality of life for our patients and their families and help them to live with their diagnosis. All our services are provided free of charge to patients living in the Southern Trust region.
The services provided include a 12 bed inpatient unit, Day Hospices in Newry and Dungannon, a palliative care team in Newry, Dungannon and Craigavon, Donaldson Centre and Dungannon Resource Centre, Homecare Nurse in Armagh/Dungannon and Bereavement Support Services.
Southern Area Hospice Services relies heavily on the generosity of local people and the support of our volunteers who help staff deliver services in many ways, from patient care to fundraising.
In 2018, the Southern Area Hospice Services must fundraise £2.6 million to maintain the level of care currently available to patients and their families. We rely on 73p in every pound coming from fundraising in order to provide our services.
Gifts in Wills
Each year it costs in excess of £3 million to run Southern Area Hospice Services. We are a local charity and we receive one third of our funding from the government. The remaining two thirds of our costs we must fundraise in order to keep our services operating at the levels needed. Therefore we rely heavily on voluntary donations and legacies such as gift in your Will. No matter how big or small the amount, every pound will make a difference.
It is a sad fact that one in three people in Northern Ireland will receive a cancer diagnosis at some stage in their life, and one in four people will die from cancer. Your legacy will help us to provide care and support to a local family at their time of need.
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Registered Address: Southern Area Hospice Services, St. John’s House, Courtenay Hill, Newry, Co. Down, BT34 2EB
Registered Charity Number: XN 47329/2