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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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What we stand for
Our vision is of a community where everyone gets the care they need to live their last years, months and days with dignity and respect.
We rely on donations from people like you.
Saint Michael’s needs £5million a year to continue its work, and less than 20 per cent of this funding comes from the NHS.