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St Benedict's hospice and centre for specialist palliative care

Making a difference for you

St Benedict's hospice and centre for specialist palliative care

Making a difference for you

St Benedict's Hospice And Centre For Specialist Palliative Care

Making a difference for you

St Benedict's Hospice And Centre For Specialist Palliative Care

Making a difference for you

St Benedict's Hospice And Centre For Specialist Palliative Care

Making a difference for you

St Benedict’s Hospice has provided specialist palliative care to the people of Sunderland and surrounding districts since 1984. Care is provided by the NHS as part of South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust and is also supported by St. Benedict’s Hospice charity.

In recognition of the benefit and value of hospice care, our services have grown over the years. We are now a centre of excellence providing a range of services across the whole community. These include day services, out-patients, care in the home, hospital or care home as well as in-patient beds.

We offer an honest and open environment. We treat your stay as an extension of your own home, respecting your individual wishes and providing your care at a pace that suits you. We will work with you, your family and carers to give you personalised care that maintains your dignity, privacy and freedom of informed choice.

St Benedict’s Hospice welcomes everyone who will benefit from the expertise and care of our multi professional team. We care for people with difficult or distressing symptoms whether they are physical, emotional or spiritual.

View our short film for a virtual tour of St Benedict's.

Gold Standards Framework for Care Homes Training Programme

The GSF Care Homes Training programme is the most widely used training programme for all care homes in the UK, supporting residents as they near the end of their lives. We are delighted to be able to provide this accredited programme in your area.

Our new Care Home programme will be starting in July 2017.


Deciding Right is an integrated approach to making care decisions in advance with children, young people and adults. Click to view a short presentation which is aimed at raising public awareness of an initiative to support you to make plans about your future care.

The UK's support directory for people dealing with the end of life

  • " We can’t thank the hospice enough for the level of care mam received. We could tell all staff genuinely cared about her and her comfort and communication between them and us was fantastic. "

  • " You made my husband’s stay fantastic at such a sad time in our lives. Even until the end you cared for us. You will always have a place in my heart for what you did for us. We will be forever grateful "

  • " All members of staff went out of their way to make patient and family comfortable and well looked after "

  • " Care was fantastic, treating me and my husband as individuals and making all our family welcome right till the end "

  • " The medical team and staff, including volunteers were all prepared to listen and help "