St Luke's Hospice Plymouth

About us

Who are we?

St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth is an independent charity providing specialist care and support to people with progressive life-limiting illnesses in Plymouth, South West Devon and East Cornwall. We believe that everyone deserves quality end of life care, no matter where.

Our vision is a community where no person has to die alone, in pain or distress.

Visit OUR CARE for more information.

What do we do?

Last year we cared for over 1,980 people in the local community who are living with a life-limiting illness. This specialist care is provided by a multi-disciplinary team of doctors, nurses, social workers and occupational therapists to patients and their families at home, at Derriford Hospital or at our specialist unit at Turnchapel.

We are dedicated to ensuring that everyone in our community is educated and informed when it comes to end of life care. Our education team engage with the local community in an effort to train and empower individuals and organisations to work in partnership to provide excellent care in all environments and across all services.

St Luke's Hospice Plymouth

How can you help?

We need to raise more than £7.8 million a year to continue to run our services. This would not be possible if it wasn’t for you, our supporters.

There are lots of ways that you can support us, from taking part in an event to raising money at work or making a monthly donation. Whatever you choose to do, you’ll be helping us to ensure everyone in our community receives the best care and support at the end of their life.

Find out how you can get involved with St Luke’s events and campaigns here.

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BLOG: Open Island Guided Tour 2022

Open Island Guided Tour 2022 This is your chance to explore the exciting and historic Drake's Island, set in the beautiful surroundings of Plymouth Sound. This promises to be a fascinating journey into Drake’s Island’s story through the…
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It’s Midnight Walk! Step back in time for local hospice care

It's Midnight Walk! Step back in time for local hospice care We're taking you back to the past to raise vital funds that will help local families for generations to come. Our iconic Midnight Walk is back on Friday 22 July, when it is set…
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Run for St Luke’s and go the distance in our 40th anniversary year

Run for St Luke’s and go the distance in our 40th anniversary year If ever there was a year to run in aid St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth, this is it! Whether you’re an experienced runner or fairly new to the sport, we’re asking you…
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BLOG: Open Gardens 2022

Open Gardens 2022 Always an annual highlight, our Open Gardens season feels even more special this time around. That's because 2022 is our 40th anniversary year! We simply couldn't have reached this milestone without the kindness of all…
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BLOG: Volunteers at the heart of local hospice care

People Experience Manager Claire Boosey, whose role is to help ensure everyone in St Luke’s workforce feels recognised and valued, pays tribute to the volunteers whose support is so crucial to the service our hospice provides. “The…
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BLOG: High-quality integrated care that benefits patients at the end of their lives

High-quality integrated care that benefits patients at the end of their lives On our 40th anniversary, we’ve been talking about the history of our charity from its beginnings at Syrena House in Plymstock, in 1982. Much has changed since…
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BLOG: Life begins at 40 – St Luke’s reaches maturity

Life begins at 40 – St Luke’s reaches maturity Today, one of the people at the forefront of the specialist end-of-life care St Luke’s provides, Medical Consultant Dr Jeff Stephenson, shares his reflections on two decades with our charity.…
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BLOG: Dr Mary Nugent remembers

On the 40th anniversary of St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth, we began our series focusing on the past of our charity that has touched the lives of so many local families over the past four decades. Today, we share the reflections of Dr Mary…
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BLOG: Big-hearted Citybus Plymouth backs local hospice care

Big-hearted Citybus Plymouth backs local hospice care Community-spirited Citybus Plymouth is helping St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth keep the wheels of our vital service turning by showing support in our 40th anniversary year. With yesterday,…
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St Luke’s 40th Anniversary – The Mini Documentary

St Luke's 40th Anniversary - The Mini Documentary It's our birthday! Proud to reach our 40th anniversary today, we couldn’t let such a special milestone pass by without saying a HUGE thank-you to all our supporters, as loyal now as you…
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Men’s Day Out: The power of hundreds of men on the move

The power of hundreds of local men on the move We've launched Men's Day Out, one of our flagship fundraising events, inviting men to gather together outdoors and go the extra mile to do good for local families going through the toughest of…
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St Luke’s 40th Anniversary – The Trailer

On 25 January 2022, it will be the St Luke's 40th anniversary. A whole 40 years since we welcomed our first patients. Our charity heralded the arrival of a completely new concept for the city - specialist care for terminally ill people…