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.


BLOG: Nurse from Royal Navy flagship visits frontline of St Luke’s care

Royal Navy nurse Lieutenant Laura Bisset recently took time out from her role on board Britain’s largest and most powerful warship to learn about palliative care alongside St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth specialist nursing teams. After…

PR: Men’s Day Out 2024: Big-hearted march backs care that goes the extra mile

  Big-hearted march backs care that goes the extra mile A mass of big-hearted men will be marching through Plymouth on Saturday 6 April next year to support the compassionate end of life care St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth provides for…

PR: St Luke’s North Prospect shop opens in new neighbourhood

  St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth has cut the ribbon on a new shop in the heart of a city neighbourhood where the charity has never had a retail outlet before. Manager Leah Clark and shop assistant Tash Donovan were joined by volunteers,…

BLOG: Plymouth’s Winter Wonderland making a difference for St Luke’s

We’d like to say a huge thank you to Plymouth’s Winter Wonderland organiser Jack Fry and business partners David Monks and Simon Almond for inviting St Luke’s to be the official charity for this Christmas-themed family extravaganza…

BLOG: Memories are made of this – magic moments with Matt and Kelley

Creating happy memories has always been a special part of Matt and Kelley Avery’s life together. A formidable, fun-loving team, they’ve certainly collected a bumper package of magic moments over the past 17 years, despite weathering some…
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BLOG: Plymouth Sound Radio DJ Peter hopes prized CD collection will be a hit for St Luke’s

He was the breakfast DJ on Plymouth Sound radio, playing all the hits for you from the local studio. Now Peter Greig is saying farewell to the incredible collection of CDs he used for his broadcasts and live club sets over the decades and…
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BLOG: Dave lives his best life at punk party send-off

Punk drummer Dave Whatmore was thrilled to be right at the heart of the action when his friends staged a unique farewell gig in his honour. It’s not often someone gets to attend their own send-off, but the best, and only, seat in the…

BLOG: Queen’s nurse award confirms Jen’s passion to inspire

Community nurse Jen Nicholls has scored a ground-breaking double win for excellence at St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth, becoming the organisation’s first Queen’s Nurse and first Advanced Clinical Practitioner. Jen, who works across the…

PR: Sun shines on hospice Tour de Moor challenge

More than 1,100 cyclists saddled up on Sunday for St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth’s thrilling Tour de Moor challenge across Dartmoor, conquering craggy kilometres and raising funds for the charity’s compassionate end of life care. In…

BLOG: Make every day count as part of our hospice team

Most of us, when we look back on our career, want to feel we’ve made a difference – that the weeks, months and years have really counted and we’ve left the world better than we found it. This is a big part of what makes our lives meaningful,…

BLOG: Plymouth Argyle Finn makes patient Michael’s day

St Luke’s patient Michael Scott thought his eyes were playing tricks on him when he spotted top Plymouth Argyle player Finn Azaz walking onto the ward in our specialist unit at Turnchapel.

BLOG: Taking action and making an impact on National Inclusion Week

This week is National Inclusion Week 2023, where we celebrate inclusion and discover the transformative actions we can take to create inclusive workplaces. This year’s theme is ‘Take Action, Make Impact’, which aims to get organisations…