Queenscourt Hospice is a local charity that provides support for the people of Southport, Formby and West Lancs. We care for patients with serious illnesses, enabling them to achieve the best possible quality of life at each new stage. We help to do this both in the Hospice and at Home through our in-patient unit, Queenscourt Connect and Queenscourt at Home services.
You can find out more about all of the services we provide on this website, as well catching up on hospice news, reading about our latest fundraising events much more...
The festive season is creeping up fast and many of us will soon be putting our Christmas card list together. In the UK we send close to 650 million Christmas cards every year but the environmental impact of distributing so many cards, plus rising postage costs, mean that more and more people are looking for alternative ways to send seasonal greetings.
Queenscourt is offering an imaginative way to reduce the expense of sending Christmas messages and at the same time support our vital work. As an alternative to sending cards, we will hang your greeting on the beautiful Christmas message tree growing in the grounds of the hospice.
You can then email friends, family and colleagues, or let them know on Facebook, that your message is on the tree and that you are supporting your local hospice. The Christmas message tree has become a festive focal point at Queenscourt in recent years, carrying dozens of poignant and uplifting seasonal messages.
Lights of Love is here once again and it's a great way for you to remember a loved one, a friend or anyone else whilst also showing your support for Queenscourt Hospice. This year making a dedication has never been easier as you can donate and leave your message on our online dedication wall. All your messages will also be put inside our Book of Dedications which can be viewed at either of our gatherings, taking place on Sunday the 1st of December.
For more information and to create a dedication online please visit our Lights of Love page.
It costs over £2 million per year to run Queenscourt and we receive less than one third of our costs from the NHS. We rely on your generous donations and every year we are amazed by some of the extreme lengths people go to in order to help. Running a marathon or parachuting from a plane is not for everyone however! We also raise a lot of our money from home collection boxes, our weekly lottery and people donating unwanted gifts and clothes to our charity shops.
Another way we can raise money is through our legacies scheme which allows people to leave a gift to the hospice in their will. These donations are a huge help and allow us to be able to continue to provide all of our services for free to those who need them. If you'd like to find our more please check out our Leaving a Gift page.
We are always looking for Volunteers to help us in the Hospice as well as in our charity shops! If you think you have something to offer then please have a look at our Volunteer Vacancies page to see what roles best suit your skills.
To help run the Hospice we also have many paid staff and are often looking for more people to come and join our team. Any open positions can be found on our Vacancies page. It's updated regularly so if you can't find what your looking for, please check back again soon!