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...
Having your Will written professionally can give you great peace of mind. This April you can use any of the participating local solicitors who have signed up to Queenscourt’s Will Month and you can then enjoy the added feel-good factor of supporting your local hospice.
Our participating solicitors who have all given up their time free of charge to help Queenscourt are listed on the link below. Please choose one and call them directly to book a free appointment during our Will Month.
Instead of paying your solicitor’s fee, you will be invited to make a donation to Queenscourt. The suggested donation is £90 for a basic Will or £135 for a pair of basic mirror Wills or £40 for a Codicil to an existing Will. (Please note, your solicitor will advise you that any complex or additional instruction may be charged to you at their usual rate)
Demand for hospice care in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire continues to grow each year, and this is only made possible by the generosity of local people. Although there is no obligation to remember Queenscourt Hospice in your will, leaving a legacy / gift in your will is a wonderful way to continue to support a cause you feel deeply about and will help us continue to care for those who need it for many years to come. To find out more about this, please take a look at our Legacies Page.
Congratulations are in order for Tim Jones, one of our Doctors here at Queenscourt. He recently presented at the 10th Palliative Care Congress, talking to a large audience about the importance of ultrasound use in palliative care. His talk was a big success and he is now looking to continue research into the subject so that he can help share his experiences with other health care professionals.
You can learn more about the training and research we do in our Terence Burgess Education Centre by visiting our Education Area.
A group of 26 hospices from across the North West, including Queenscourt, have come together for the first time to launch a pioneering TV advertising campaign busting myths about the care they provide. The hospices have organised the 'think again' campaign to raise awareness and break down barriers which can prevent people from accessing hospice care across the region.
Collectively the 26 hospices involved in the campaign care for around 29,400 patients each year – although thousands more also benefit through the experience of family members, carers and loved ones. It costs around £85.5m to run the hospices involved each year – a massive £59m of which has to be raised through charitable efforts. On average, the hospices receive just 30 per cent of their funding from the government – compared to a national average of 34 per cent.
The advert will run for three weeks from March 10th, and will also be shown through the online ITV Player catch-up service.
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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!
It costs over £3 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.