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

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

Carnival in the Carpark success for William IV

Chris, Becca and Chloe of the William IV Pub, Mansfield, present a cheque to Hospice … Read more Carnival in the Carpark success for William IV


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The Old Meeting House Unitarian Chapel hit £10,000 fundraising mark

Members of the Old Meeting House Unitarian Chapel in Mansfield came to visit the Hospice … Read more The Old Meeting House Unitarian Chapel hit £10,000 fundraising mark


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