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.


St Luke’s 40th Anniversary – The Trailer

On 25 January 2022, it will be the St Luke's 40th anniversary. A whole 40 years since we welcomed our first patients. Our charity heralded the arrival of a completely new concept for the city - specialist care for terminally ill people…

BLOG: Cancellation of St Luke’s Light Up a Life services, 14 December 2021

Cancellation of St Luke’s Light Up a Life services, 14 December 2021 A message from St Luke’s Head of Fundraising, Penny Hannah With confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Plymouth rising above the UK average, plus current uncertainty…

PR: Bringing light to bereaved people during the festive season

For people finding the run-up to Christmas anything but festive because they’re missing someone special who has died, the Light up a Life remembrance services organised by a much-loved local charity could help bring comfort and light.…

BLOG: Light up a Life – Angie’s story

Light up a Life - Angie's story St Luke’s supporter Angie shares her story about her Dad, Clive, and how important St Luke’s was to her family... “St Luke’s looked after my Dad, Clive, wonderfully at the end of his life 30 years…
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BLOG: Recognising three decades of volunteering dedication

Recognising three decades of volunteering dedication “It doesn’t seem that long – I can’t quite believe it!” They say time flies when you’re enjoying yourself and that is just how Saltash charity shop volunteer Jackie Taylor…

BLOG: Furniture Collection with compassion

Furniture collection with compassion For our friendly team of drivers who carry out furniture collection from people’s homes so it can be sold in our charity shops, it’s a job that involves more than the muscle they use to do the heavy…
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BLOG: Cyclists unite for St Luke’s Tour de Moor

Cyclists unite for St Luke's Tour de Moor Community-spirited cyclists braved the wilds of Dartmoor at the weekend, raising much-needed funds to support local hospice care that makes an important difference to families affected by terminal illness. After…

BLOG: Craig’s run to remember

Completing a half marathon, 10K or 5K can mean so much more than a fitness challenge and you runners do a fantastic job of keeping St Luke’s close to your hearts. It makes us beam with pride when we see you clocking up the miles sporting…

BLOG: Biking bravehearts smash Compass Points Challenge

Biking bravehearts smash Compass Points Challenge 980 miles by bike in just ten days? They smashed it! We’re in awe of the brave bunch who took on the epic challenge of covering England - north to south and east to west - on two wheels…

BLOG: A (ten) grand day for Elaine!

A (ten) grand day for Elaine! Friday 13 August turned out to be a very lucky date indeed for the winner of our weekly lottery rollover prize, Elaine from South East Cornwall. It wasn’t just a grand day – it was a ten-grand day, thanks…
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PR: Community unites in support of local hospice care

Community unites for Midnight Walk in support of local hospice care Midnight Walk turned Plymouth bright pink as a thousand women and girls came together wearing tee-shirts of that hue to walk across the city, raising vital funds to help…

BLOG: Joining St Luke’s is like ‘walking into a hug’

  When her mother died unexpectedly Alison Griffiths was left heartbroken, her pain compounded by her mum not receiving the high level of care she deserved in her final days. It was a profound experience that planted in Ali, a highly…