North London Hospice provides medical care for those suffering from
advanced cancer, motor neurone disease and other terminal illnesses.
It also offers emotional and practical support to patients and their
North London Hospice now offers:
brother Michael was about to die, leaving his wife and two-year old
daughter. He was moved into North London Hospice and was nursed with
care, patience, dignity and love.
North London Hospice has served the London Boroughs of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey since 1984 and was the first multi-faith hospice in the UK.
The wide range of services it provides ensure that every year over 1300 terminally ill patients, their families, friends and carers can all receive the medical, emotional and practical support that they need.
The building in Woodside Park has an inpatient unit with 20 beds, providing 24 hour nursing and medical care. One third of patients just come in for a few days, to sort out any troublesome symptoms or to give their carers a break, and then go home again. The day centre is located here too; a warm and inviting place where amongst other things patients can try their hand at painting or creative writing, have some reflexology, or just sit and relax.
hospice brought all kinds of equipment to our house so that my husband
was able to be looked after at home – including a special mattress
to make him more comfortable in bed. They showed me how to give him
his medicine and I knew I could turn to them for help when I felt that
I couldn’t cope.”
Most patients are cared for at home – where they want to be. The Community Care Team help to make this possible by arranging all aspects of care and offer advice on solving practical and financial problems.
my wife Betty died at the hospice I wished I had died too. The hospice
gave me bereavement counselling every week – it was strange at
first but slowly they helped me want to live again.”
A qualified team offer bereavement counselling for up to 14 months after the patient has died.
All hospice services are completely free of charge. Every year, more than £4 million is needed to provide this comprehensive, specialised care and as a registered charity, North London Hospice mainly relies on donations and legacies from generous people in the community to ensure that its care continues into the future.
The North London Hospice is your local hospice
North London Hospice