Who We Are

We are the foremost provider of specialist palliative care to the London boroughs of Bexley and Royal Greenwich. Our services cover an area of 40 square miles with a population of over 500,000, and has areas of wealth and extreme deprivation.

Our staff and volunteers care for adults with a wide variety of chronic and terminal conditions. Most of the people we care for also have informal carers, all of whom can also access support to enable them to care for their loved one.

Last year, we cared for over 2,500 people and families, and we were supported by many more members of the community through donations, legacies, trusts, and at our many fundraising events.

The Hospice does not charge for its services and only about one third of our funding comes from the NHS, which means that we depend on the generosity of, mostly local, individuals, trusts, organisations and businesses to raise more than four million pounds annually so that we can continue to provide care to people when it matters most.  

The growth in our Hospice services over the last few years has been tremendous, with provision of care and support now spanning across the whole patient journey. These developments have all been in response to identified need. The Hospice has moved from a service which focuses on care delivery in a building, to one which provides care in whatever setting it is required; this includes care in people's homes, care homes, hospital and at the Hospice in Abbey Wood.

We rely on your generosity to continue our work, please help us raise urgently needed funds. Thank you for your support.

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Care Quality Commission

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice received an overall Good rating, following an inspection by Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The CQC inspectors made an unannounced visit to the Hospice on 28 September and 12 October 2016 to carry out the inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 as part of its regulatory functions. The inspection was planned to check whether the Hospice was meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Health and Social Care Act 2008, to look at the overall quality of the service, and to provide a rating for the service under the Care Act 2014.

The CQC inspectors talked to staff, volunteers, patients, and patients’ relatives and asked the following five questions about the Hospice’s services:

  • Is it safe?
  • Is it effective?
  • Is it caring?
  • Is it responsive?
  • Is it well-led?

The Hospice received an Outstanding rating for its responsiveness, and a Good rating in the four other areas – resulting in an overall Good rating.

CQC inspection report 

Just saying thank you does not seem enough for all you have done for our family." Mum was at peace and without pain until she quietly passed away.

Peter, Sidcup


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