What We Do

The word ‘hospice’ can make people feel anxious. So many of us regard talking about death and dying as taboo, and few people make plans for it.

A hospice focuses on the positives, providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness to improve quality of life for them and their loved ones, and to help them look ahead. Far from being places full of death, hospices tend to be full of life!

There are lots of myths around hospice care. Some people still think hospices are only for cancer patients, when we also care for people with serious cardiac or respiratory issues, and those with advanced motor neurone disease. Some of our older patients may have additional needs such as mobility problems or dementia.

You may be surprised to know that 40% of Lindsey Lodge’s patients are discharged after spending some time with us. So, a hospice is not ‘a place where people go to die’. It actually affirms life and improves its quality for both patients and their carers.

We're an Independent Charity

Our care is free of charge to patients and their families but not free to provide. As a charity we rely heavily on the generosity of local people and organisations to raise just over £3.7 million each year to run Lindsey Lodge Hospice.  Although Lindsey Lodge does get some public funding, the majority of the running costs have to be raised from donations and fundraising by the local community - businesses, groups and individuals. Legacies are also a major source of income.

Equality and Diversity

We view equality and diversity as an opportunity to respond to and be relevant to our local community.
We recognise that we need to create an environment where all patients, carers and their families feel they are treated equally as individuals and one that enables our employees and volunteers to thrive and achieve their full potential.

Please download our Equality and Diversity Statement here

Our Latest Annual Review and Quality Account


Quality Account


Annual Review & Quality Account