What is a Hospice?

We like to think of a hospice as a place where people can have the quality of their remaining life enhanced by removing painful and other distressing symptoms of their illness.

We aim to restore to the patient both comfort and dignity, to such a degree that they remain alert and able to take an interest in their surroundings and in their relatives and friends.

Life, however limited, is very important and a hospice should not be just a place for dying - but for the continuation of being alive.

A quote from the late Dame Cicely Saunders, pioneer of the modern-day hospice movement who was Chairman of St Christopher’s Hospice and President of Help the Hospices:

‘You matter because you are you. You matter to the last moment of life and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully but to live until you die.’

Upcoming Events

Thursday 1st November 2018 - Friday 30th November 2018, Banner Jones Solicitors Free Wills Month at Banner Jones, Union Street, Mansfield
All day, During November Banner Jones Solicitors in Mansfield will waiver their Will writing fees so that 100% is donated back to the Hospice
Saturday 17th November 2018, Christmas Fair at John Eastwood Hospice
10am until 12:30pm, Our Annual Christmas Fair with loads of stalls including bric a brac, tombolas, toys, christmas items, books, cakes, craft plus more... Free entry

Happy Feet dance their way to the Hospice to present £1000

Happy Feet Dance Studio of Mansfield Woodhouse present a cheque to Hospice Trust Manger, Diane … Read more Happy Feet dance their way to the Hospice to present £1000


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Natwest volunteers get busy in the garden

A group of seven volunteers from Natwest came to help out at John Eastwood Hospice.  … Read more Natwest volunteers get busy in the garden


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Christmas cards and calendar on sale now

Available from Hospice reception and both of our charity shops. If you are a business … Read more Christmas cards and calendar on sale now


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Launch of The Tree of Light

The Tree of light which stands in the Hospice garden throughout the Christmas season is … Read more Launch of The Tree of Light


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John Eastwood Hospice Christmas Fair

Don’t miss our Christmas Fair on Saturday 17th November, beginning at 10am until 12.30pm.  Come … Read more John Eastwood Hospice Christmas Fair


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Banner Jones Solicitors Free Wills Month

November is Free Wills Month for John Eastwood Hospice.  During November Banner Jones Solicitors in Mansfield … Read more Banner Jones Solicitors Free Wills Month


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