St Elizabeth Hospice improves the quality of life for people in East Suffolk who have an illness from which they will not recover. Our work is centred around an individual’s needs, which means specialist support, wherever it is required, whether at home, in the community or at the Hospice. We help people deal with problems such as pain, anxiety and fatigue, as well as offer practical advice and family support.
St Elizabeth Hospice is an independent charity which provides services free of charge. Our services cost £6.6 million a year to run, or £13 a minute.
St Elizabeth Hospice provides palliative care. Palliative care:
- describes care given to patients with active, progressive and advanced illness for whom the focus of care is quality of life.
- involves providing relief from pain and other distressing symptoms.
- aims to treat patients in a holistic way providing physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual support.
- includes support and care for families, friends and carers.