About Our Hospice

Enhancing quality of life and helping people to live with their illness as comfortably as possible

St Teresa’s Hospice is a registered charity (No: 518394), providing palliative and end-of-life care and support in South Durham & North Yorkshire. We care for people with life-limiting illnesses, their families and their carers.

Our aim is to provide the best possible care to those who need it.

The Hospice was founded in 1986, and our core services are free to those who need them.

The focus of our work is entirely on enhancing the quality of life and helping people to live with their illness, as comfortably as possible. Our highly skilled palliative care team enables us to provide a rapid response, round-the-clock service.

Our continuing aim is to provide the best possible care to who need it, in terms of:

  • quality (measurement and evaluation – understanding the competition)
  • professionalism (through training and personal development)
  • meeting clients’ and their family’s needs

St Teresa’s Hospice aims to provide “CHOICE

Holistic Palliative Care
Offered free of charge
In the patient’s

We believe we will achieve this through good management, through partnerships, fund-raising and recruitment and management of quality personnel in all fields.

Our Services

Patients are usually referred to our services by their GP or District Nurse, or Clinical Specialist Nurse (e.g. Macmillan). Patients and their families can also self-refer by contacting us either by phone on 01325 254321 or by email at [email protected].

Things at the moment are different due to Covid-19, however we are continuing as many services as we safely can. These include:

  • Hospice at Home
  • Rapid Response Team
  • Inpatient Unit
  • Family Support
  • Bereavement Care
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Lymphoedema Clinic

Annual Review

Annual Review 2020 – 2021