From its beginnings as a specialist community nursing service for Exeter in 1982, Hospiscare has grown into a much-loved, award-winning hospice charity, caring for more than 2,500 people living with life-limiting illnesses across Exeter, Mid and East Devon every year.
In our first year, 1982, we were a nursing team of just one, but the need for our care was great and by the end of that year the team had grown to three. Four decades on, our team of specialist nurses, doctors and therapists care for over 2,500 patients a year.
Our hospice was created by the community, for the community. Across four decades of our compassionate care, it is the local community – every donor, fundraiser, supporter and volunteer – to whom we owe a debt of gratitude for enabling our charity to provide its specialist services to all those in need, regardless of their circumstance.
“This special anniversary gives us an opportunity to celebrate 40 years of care in our community, to give thanks for the generous support of so many local people and businesses, which over the decades has enabled the care of thousands of people facing terminal illnesses, and to renew our commitment to ensuring everyone in need in our community receives free and outstanding end-of-life care in the place of their choice. – Andrew Randall, CEO