St Luke's Hospice Plymouth

About us

Who are we?

St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth is an independent charity providing specialist care and support to people with progressive life-limiting illnesses in Plymouth, South West Devon and East Cornwall. We believe that everyone deserves quality end of life care, no matter where.

Our vision is a community where no person has to die alone, in pain or distress.

Visit OUR CARE for more information.

What do we do?

Last year we cared for over 1,980 people in the local community who are living with a life-limiting illness. This specialist care is provided by a multi-disciplinary team of doctors, nurses, social workers and occupational therapists to patients and their families at home, at Derriford Hospital or at our specialist unit at Turnchapel.

We are dedicated to ensuring that everyone in our community is educated and informed when it comes to end of life care. Our education team engage with the local community in an effort to train and empower individuals and organisations to work in partnership to provide excellent care in all environments and across all services.

St Luke's Hospice Plymouth

How can you help?

We need to raise more than £7.8 million a year to continue to run our services. This would not be possible if it wasn’t for you, our supporters.

There are lots of ways that you can support us, from taking part in an event to raising money at work or making a monthly donation. Whatever you choose to do, you’ll be helping us to ensure everyone in our community receives the best care and support at the end of their life.

Find out how you can get involved with St Luke’s events and campaigns here.

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BLOG: Carers Week – Aaron’s story

When there’s been a bereavement in the family and you also have caring responsibilities, it’s a lot to manage and can feel very tough at any age. With today being the start of national Carers Week (7 – 13 June), we’re sharing…
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BLOG: Midnight Walk returns for 2021!

Ladies across the city are being invited to celebrate the lives of their lost loved ones and put their best foot forward for our Midnight Walk that is making its much-anticipated return this summer. Following its cancellation last year…
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We’re BACK!

We're delighted to bring you the exciting news that we’re planning for the return of Midnight Walk, Men's Day Out and Tour de Moor this autumn - and we cannot wait to see you! Of course, safety is always our top priority so the following…
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BLOG: Make a Will Month, 1 – 31 May

If the past turbulent year has taught us anything, it’s just how quickly life can change and the dramatic impact this can have on us and the people we hold dear. That’s why as well as reminding people about the importance of having a…
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BLOG: Reflecting on a 30-year journey in hospice care

A 30-year career spanning both clinical and non-clinical roles with St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth has given Paula Hine a unique perspective on the organisation and how it has evolved in order to survive in an increasingly tough climate. Reflecting…
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BLOG: Celebrating Captain Sir Tom’s achievements in a UK wide fundraising event

  Captain Tom 100 invites people all over the world to take on a challenge based around the number 100 to raise funds for charity. Following the outpouring of heartfelt messages since the death of Captain Sir Tom Moore on 2 February,…
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BLOG: Run in your old St Luke’s t-shirt!

We need you to run in your old St Luke's t-shirt! You runners do a fantastic job of keeping St Luke’s close to your hearts, and it makes us beam with pride when we see you clocking up the miles sporting our charity’s name across your…
Image of artist Brian Pollard holding a bright landscape painting. Text reads: Open Gardens, win this painting by Brian Pollard.
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PR: Horticultural havens set to open in support of local hospice care

  A local hospice charity is marking the return of one of its most popular annual fundraising events by inviting people to enter an online competition for the chance to win an original painting by internationally acclaimed, Plymouth-based…
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BLOG: Meet the Golden Girls living and laughing at Turnchapel

You’re never too old to make new best friends – as Margaret Davies, Ena Powell and Mollie Hodges can all testify! Strangers to each other when first admitted to our specialist unit in March, in a matter of days these lovely ladies…
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BLOG: Memories in Bloom – Remembering Scott

Losing a loved one is always really difficult. We understand how important it is for you to be able to remember your lost loved one, whether they were cared for by St Luke’s or not, and we realise more than ever that when someone special…
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BLOG: Enhancing end of life care for armed forces men and women

We are dedicated to looking after terminally ill people of all backgrounds, so we are piloting a scheme to enhance its end of life care for patients who have given service to their country in the armed forces. The End of Life Military…
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BLOG: Nurse’s sky high compassion for local people needing hospice care

St Luke's nurse, James, is taking his compassion for terminally ill patients to new heights, leaping from a plane to raise funds for the specialist hospice care that ensures they live well to the end of their lives. On Sunday 25 April…