Local charity which specialises in the care of people with life threatening illnesses. See below for locations of Hospices. We also have a Home Support Team of Health Professionals offering specialist care in the patients home.
Volunteers are always required both in the centre and in the local community and can help with many activities including: help with in -patient and day care, fundraising and working in the charity shops. For more details of the many volunteering opportunities available, please contact: 01522 511566 for in - patient and daycare, 01522 540300 for fundraising and 01522 559500 for helping in the charity shops.
Reg Charity No. 1053814.
St Barnabas provides specialist palliative and end of life care so that everyone can access and receive the support they need to live well and ease the process of dying.Honouring life by providing treatment, care and comfort to those we serve.A small group of people with total funds of 270, established a charitable trust with the aim of developing a local hospice based entirely on charitable support. The people of Lincolnshire delved deep into their pockets and in 1982 the Trust purchased an existing nursing home on Lindum Terrace in Lincoln. With suitable alterations we were able to open the first four beds on the ground floor in June 1982 and a further two beds in 1984.The reputation of the hospice and demand for the service had grown and as the Lindum Terrace site could not be expanded further, the hospice purchased the former Bromhead nurses home on Nettleham Road after a big fundraising appeal for extensive alterations. This building was able to provide full-time inpatient facilities for up to eleven patients, a daycare service for up to ten patients per day and an improved and more efficient operational base for the home care nursing team.
Over the next few years the Trust expanded further and by 1994 had five day centres operating around Lincolnshire, ie Gainsborough, Sutton-on-Sea, Lincoln (Lea Centre), Boston and Spalding. Lincoln day care re-located to Hawthorn Road in 2001 and the centre was officially opened by Princess Alexandra. A bereavement support service was established in 1993 based in Lincoln, offering support once a week to families and carers once a week.
Over the years this has developed and now facilitates 56 groups per month throughout the county. A fundamental Welfare Service emerged in 1990 that has gradually developed to its current structure of ten staff working across the county who have achieved over 5 million pounds in benefits in the last year for patients, families and carers.