At St Luke’s Hospice, our ethos is one of service; being of service to our local people and community is central to all that we do.  We believe the most important privilege any person can have is the opportunity to comfort and support one’s fellow human beings in their hour of need. This spirit of service at St Luke’s extends not only to the patients, but also to family and friends, and is not restricted by income, class, creed or gender.

The founding members of St Luke’s Hospice were driven by the same ideals that inspire us today; to reach out a warm and caring hand to those in need and to help relieve their suffering of mind, spirit or body. The founder of the Hospice movement, the late Dame Cicely Saunders, wanted hospices to remain a “beacon of hope with a message of care and community”.  St Luke’s is a lively and vibrant Hospice that has a very powerful reason to be here.