Since 1983...

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Fair Havens Hospice has been caring for people who have been given news that they have an illness that cannot be cured and all that can be done is to make life comfortable.

We've been supporting their families too; to cope, grieve and come to terms with the death of their loved one.

Fair Havens was the vision of a group of people, including Daphne Hall (pictured), who saw that the care for patients with life-limiting illnesses was woefully lacking.

Daphne turned to the local community to raise money and, thanks to their generosity, in 1983 Fair Havens opened its doors.

Since then, our nurses have cared for over 25,000 patients and countless family members throughout the toughest time of their lives.

But now...

Over the years, the need for our specialist care and individual care has grown.

All of us are likely to know someone who could benefit from hospice care. Regrettably, every month we turn away 11 people who need hospice care, because Fair Havens doesn't have enough beds.

Our building is two converted houses and whilst it has done us well in serving us and the local community, it was never designed for this purpose. Wear and tear has taken its toll and as each year passes, it it becoming more difficult to meet standards required by healthcare bodies like the Care Quality Commission.

Fair Havens Nurse Louise


"Working at Fair Havens Hospice is a privilege. I go home and I really feel like I've made a difference, but we could offer so much more.

"We have had to turn patients away because there are no beds available. The corridors are too narrow to wheel beds down so many patients aren't able to go outside in their final days to get fresh air. The bedrooms are small and cramped. A new, purpose-built hospice would make the final days of those we care for, and their families, so much more comfortable."
Please take the next step with us to secure the future of our local hospice.