Saint Michael's Hospice: Facts and Figures

The difference Hospices make: 

  • One in three people will be touched by hospice care at some point in their lives

Public perceptions about Hospice care

  • The majority of the public rate hospice care as excellent
  • Seven out of 10 people think demand for hospice care will rocket in coming decades because of a rapidly ageing population
  • Almost 50% of people say they are concerned there won't be enough hospice care available in the future

The impact Saint Michael's makes

  • We help more than 2000 people every year
  • We can only care for as many people as we have the funds to help

How do others rate our care

  • More than 90% of the people using our services felt well-cared-for
  • 95% of carers felt we made a positive difference to the life of their loved one
  • The industry regulator rated our caring approach as 'outstanding'. 

Our team

  • We have a team of around 100 staff experts and around 600 specially trained volunteers
  • This means we have more experts than any other local organisations focused on supporting people affected by terminal illness

The case for more support and investment in hospice care 

  • It is estimated that between 70-80% of people who are dying could benefit from receiving palliative care, like that provided by hospices, yet a quarter of these people are not being reached by current services
  • As the population ages, and more people are living longer with serious illness, this need is expected to increase significantly
  • More than 80% of the public believe that anyone with a terminal illness should have the right to hospice care

How much does Saint Michael's Hospice spend a year providing services

  • Saint Michael's Hospice spends just over £5million a year on providing hospice care and training others to offer hospice standard care
  • This means we need to raise an average of around £13,000 a day to fund the work we do

How our services are funded

  • We are a local charity that receives little government funding, so we rely on donations from people like you
  • The NHS funds approximately 20% of our inpatient and outpatient services but does not contribute to the running of our bereavement, emotional wellbeing or lymphoedema management services
  • The rest of our work is funded by the individuals, organisations, businesses, trusts and foundations who support our work



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