Saint Michael's Hospice Milestones

Some of the highlights include:

1985: Harrogate District Hospice Care, now known as Saint Michael’s, was incorporated.

1986: Our first drop-in and telephone help-line was established at the Convent Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Harrogate.1989: The first patient was admitted to our five bed inpatient unit at the Convent of Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Harrogate.

1992: An appeal was launched to raise the £1.4m needed to purchase Crimple House, Harrogate, which would enable the charity to offer more services to local people.

1994: The £1.4million fundraising target was achieved and a ten-bed inpatient unit and 12 place day therapy centre opened for patients.

1997: Saint Michael’s Hospice begins offering lymphoedema support for the people of the Harrogate district.

2002: The Keystone Appeal was launched to raise the £550,000 needed to make the essential improvements to Crimple House, thus improving the inpatient and day therapy facilities available to local people.

2003: Our new day therapy centre was opened at Crimple House by the Duchess of Norfolk.

2007: A five year strategy was launched which aimed to double the number of people Saint Michael’s cared for annually.

2009: Saint Michael’s opened a second base in the community at Burton House, Hookstone Oval, enabling the charity to offer extended lymphoedema care and bereavement support.

2009: Saint Michael’s launches Just ‘B’, a community bereavement service, offering support to children, young people and adults, whether they are connected to the Hospice or not.

2010: Saint Michael’s employs the first nurse to work out in the community, marking the charity’s expansion into specialist home support.

2011: Saint Michael’s completes its five year strategy of service, improvement and expansion - nearly 18 months ahead of schedule.

2013: New volunteer-led initiative, Saint Micahel's volunteer visitor service, sees specially trained volunteers offer companionship and support to people living at home with terminal illness.

2014:  Saint Micahel's opens third community base on The Avenue, Starbeck, becoming the main hub for Saint Michael's adult Just 'B' bereavement support service.

2017: Saint Michael's marks 30 years of providing quality hospice care to local people.

2017:  Our new three year strategy launches, aimed at increasing support for people with terminal illness, including those living at home and those from under-represented groups.


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