St Nicholas Hospice Care
Making Living with Dying better
Since 1984, St Nicholas Hospice Care has been providing care and support to people in West Suffolk and Thetford. This care is offered not only to its patients in the Hospice building itself, but also in the community via the Community Hospice Team, giving help to people in their own homes or wherever they may be.
The organisation supports people with life-shortening and terminal illnesses. Many people think of this as cancer – but it also includes Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease or AIDS. The Hospice cannot cure these illnesses, but it can improve quality of life for those affected by them. This is not just for patients, but for their family and friends too.
St Nicholas Hospice Care provides absolutely all of its services free of charge – but many people do not realise that the Hospice itself is a charity.
The organisation has to fundraise £10,000 per day to keep running, and relies on the generosity of the local community for this - without their help, the Hospice wouldn’t be here.
At any one time there are over 300 people, plus their family and friends in the Hospices care.
The care we give
We are a local charity which helps people live with life shortening and terminal illnesses. We support them and their families in a variety of ways including:
The Community Hospice Team
Our specialist service cares and supports people at home or wherever they may be.
Orchard Day Therapy
Providing activities, peer support and rehabilitation therapies.
One to one appointments with doctors, nurses, complementary therapists, occupational and
physiotherapists and other health professionals.
Offering round the clock specialist medical nursing care, tailored to each person’s needs.
Confidential counselling and psychological support for adults known to patients. We also offer an independent social work service giving help with money matters including benefits claims. Spiritual and pastoral support and a befriending service are also some of the support services offered.
Providing help with everyday tasks and companionship.
Bereavement and grief support programme for children and young people.
Offering a programme ofspecialist learning opportunities, room hire and DVD loan service.
Providing multi-faith spiritual and emotional support to patients and families.
Guidance on illness, treatment and support.
For more information please visit the St Nicholas Hospice Website at