About St Luke's Hospice – Plymouth
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In 2012, St Luke’s celebrates a new milestone as the Hospice enters into its fourth decade of care for patients from across Plymouth, South West Devon and East Cornwall.
We have been caring for thousands of terminally ill patients for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the past 30 years and our passion and dedication to offer dignity and choice has never faltered. Our vision is to provide the very best of care to those with a life limiting illness whenever and wherever they need it. With pure devotion and commitment, staff and volunteers have shaped the Hospice into what it is today. It has grown from a small, seven-bedded unit at Syrena House in Plymstock to a purpose built 20-bedded inpatient unit at Turnchapel, with a specialist service within the community and Derriford hospital. Our specialist staff includes Doctors, Nurses, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists who are all trained in Palliative Care.
The aim of our teams is to provide the highest quality of care to alleviate pain and distressing symptoms and to offer practical, emotional and spiritual support to patients, their families and their carers. St Luke’s looks after people with serious illnesses such as cancer, motor neurone disease, heart failure, multiple sclerosis and chronic lung disease. Statistics show that 1 in 5 people in this area will develop a terminal illness. Subsequently there is a growing need for specialist palliative and end of life care.
Since 1982, we have felt a strong presence of support from the community; their support has always been and will continue to be very important. We appreciate the many partnerships, sponsors, loyal friends, advocates, volunteers, patients and families we’ve had the pleasure to know during the last 30 years. It’s an honour to pause, and simply say a big thank you to everyone for their support