North London Hospice

The 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 families.
The hospice has served the London Boroughs of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey since 1984 and was the first multi-faith hospice in the UK.
All of the hospice services are completely free of charge – it is not privately financed and only 28% of funding comes from the NHS. This year, £4.9million will be needed to provide this comprehensive, specialised care and the hospice relies on donations and legacies from generous people in the community to ensure that its care continues into the future.

The North London Hospice now offers:
· 20 bed in-patient unit providing 24hr nursing and medical care
· Day Care centre
· Home Care services for 300 patients in their own homes
· Multi-faith Chaplaincy providing spiritual support
· Bereavement Service for patients’ families.

My 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.
We were given the chance to say goodbye to him in a way that so many never have the opportunity to do.”
Richard, patients brother

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.

“The 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.”
Elizabeth, patient’s wife

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.

“When 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.”
John, hospice volunteer

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
47 Woodside Avenue
Finchley
London
N12 8TF

020 8343 8841

http://www.northlondonhospice.org