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St. Catherine's Hospice
Formation1982; 37 years ago (1982)
TypeCharitable organisation
PurposeSt. Catherine's Hospice is a charity dedicated to providing specialised end of life care, support and information to local people, their families, friends and carers.[1]
HeadquartersSt. Catherine’s Hospice, Malthouse Road, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 6BH.[2]
Location
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Region
United Kingdom
Staff
196 (2016)[1]
Volunteers
804 (2016)[1]
Websitewww.stch.org.uk
Care Quality Commission Score Outstanding[3]

St. Catherine's Hospice is a registered charity based in Crawley, West Sussex, England.[1] dealing with respite, end of life care and cancer/ terminal illness management for West Sussex and East Surrey [4] [3]

History[edit]

St. Catherine's Hospice has been providing cancer/ terminal illness care since 1982[5] where the Queen Mother laid the foundation stone in 1982 for their building that was half built with the Crawley Mayor Alf Pegler [6][7]. In 1988 Diana, Princess of Wales visited the hospice to greet those in care [7][8]

Shops[edit]

With 15 shops ranging across Crawley to Reigate and a new furniture shop based in Crawley.[9], St. Catherine's Hospice relies on these social enterprises as only 16% of their revenue is sourced from the National Health Service (England)National Health Service.[5]

Fundraising[edit]

The hospice receives donations solicited by individual volunteers such as Johnny and Alex Donnelly-Palmer, who plan to walk along the Great Wall of China to raise money for the hospice.[10][11]

Controversy[edit]

In 2015 a nurse was founded guilty of misconduct by diluting morphine injections to home patients - resulting in disciplinary action[12]

See also[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Charity overview".
  2. "Contact Us - St Catherines".
  3. 3.0 3.1 "St Catherine's Hospice - Crawley". www.cqc.org.uk.
  4. "About Us - St Catherines". St Catherine's Hospice.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Bojczuk, Jeremy. "St. Catherine's Hospice". Crawley Sussex Online Directory. Lab 99 Web Design.
  6. "St Catherine's Hospice". Domesday Reloaded. BBC.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Do you remember these right Royal visitors?". Crawley Observer crawleyobserver.co.uk.
  8. "Events". www.crawley.cyng.org.uk.
  9. "St Catherine's Hospice opens first town furniture store". www.crawleyobserver.co.uk.
  10. "Great Wall of China trek in memory of missed dad". Epsom Guardian. 12 April 2018.
  11. "Carriages brighten spirits on damp day". West Sussex Today. 16 April 2018. Archived from the original on 16 April 2018. Collections were made at the pubs and en route for St Catherine’s Hospice and over £800 was raised.
  12. "Former St Catherine's Hospice nurse admits misconduct". Crawley Observer.

External links[edit]

Category:Organizations established in 1982 Category:1982 establishments in England Category:Charities based in Crawley Category:Organisations based in Crawley Category:Crawley


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