Our history

Our history

Founded in 1982 St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth has been providing specialist end of life care to the local community for nearly 35 years. Having grown from a seven bed unit at Syrena House in Plymstock to the purpose built 12 bed specialist unit at Turnchapel, along with the specialist community service and hospital team, St Luke’s has always had a strong presence in the local community.

In 1988 we moved to our purpose built specialist unit at Turnchapel thanks to the support of the local community. 2005 saw us develop again with the introduction of the integrated services which we provide to our patients and their families and carers today. This meant that we could provide care to anyone in the area, whether in the hospital, home or specialist unit. We were one of the first hospices in the UK to pioneer this service – something we’re really proud of.

Since opening our doors in 1982 we’ve been committed to offering dignity and choice to our patients and our passion for this has never dwindled. The support of the community has always been, and will continue to be very important to St Luke’s and we’d like to say thank you to the many partnerships, sponsors, loyal friends, volunteers, patients and families we’ve had the pleasure to know during the past 35 years.