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: 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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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BLOG: St Luke’s at Pride in Plymouth

 St Luke's at Pride in Plymouth Even the rain couldn’t dampen our enthusiasm – we were proudly part of last week's Pride in Plymouth 2021 and it was great meeting so many who came along!Our friendly team – including…
St Luke's Midnight Walk Case Study Header. Images of the twins taking part in the Midnight Walk through the years.
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BLOG: Midnight Walk twin power!

Midnight Walk twin power! When it comes to taking part in our much-loved Midnight Walk to raise vital funds for our charity, the more feet on the ground the better!Not only are we excited to meet ladies participating in the challenge…
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BLOG: From bud to blossom

 How the nurturing environment of St Luke’s, plus her own gentle strength and tenacity, have helped Anca thrive in her role at St Luke’s.When you’ve arrived from overseas to live in another country and are still learning…
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BLOG: The charity cycling challenge, Tour de Moor, returns for 2021

 After putting on the brakes last year because of the pandemic, the region’s boldest charity cycling challenge is back for 2021, raising vital funds to support hospice care across Plymouth and surrounding areas.The Tour de…
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BLOG: Steps that say thanks a million for such superb care

Inspired by memories of her beautiful mother who was cared for so compassionately by St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth, our charity’s very own Finance Director is set to take a million steps to raise vital funds that will help other local families…
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BLOG: Remembering much-loved Daddy on Father’s Day

For three little girls whose father died from cancer last year, their teddy bears will always be incredibly special because – at the press of a paw – they can hear Daddy’s voice reminding them of his enduring love and affection.When…
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BLOG: News from the Friends of St Luke’s in the South Hams – June 2021

Colin Pincombe, St Luke’s Impact Volunteer Partner in the South Hams, rounds up the news on what’s been happening across the area to support our charity’s compassionate care in the community.“Our volunteers are gradually mobilising…