Who we are
'The crux of our mission statement is as pertinent today as it ever was; to enable our patients to live the remainder of their lives to the full, to remain at home if they wish and to die with dignity where they choose' Jurat Jean King MBE, (1939-2012) founder member of Jersey Hospice Care
Many people think that hospices are places of sadness focused on death and dying. In fact, our focus is on well-being and living well.
Our care is about so much more than the specialist palliative treatment of a person’s physical symptoms. It’s a total philosophy of care, offering spiritual and emotional support that extends to family members and carers. For each person we are privileged to care for, we only get one chance at the end of life to get it right and that’s why we strive every day to go that extra mile for our patients and their families, to make extraordinary care our ‘ordinary’. Helping each person we care for to get the best out of every day and to make each day count.
Jersey Hospice Care provides specialist palliative care for everyone who requires it, irrespective of cause. As a result, over half of the patients we now care for do not have cancer.
Jersey Hospice Care is a registered charity and makes no charge to patients. The annual cost to run our charitable services in 2018 was in excess of £6.7 million (£18,600 per day). Funding for our care services is thanks to the generosity of islanders.