East Lancashire Hospice

Philosophy of Care

“You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life. We will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.”                         

Dame Cicely Saunders

Our Hospice

East Lancashire Hospice supports and cares for patients with a life limiting illness, their families and others close to them. We provide this in a number of ways; at the hospice and in people’s own homes across our community of Blackburn, Darwen, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley.

Our Vision

Our vision is to help everyone who comes into contact with the hospice to make the most of life. We do this by committing to care, listen, respect and work together to support people to live well until they die and support those affected by death. This will mean different things to different people; managing symptoms, being able to talk openly and honestly about their illness or simply having someone to take the time to listen.

Our Values

We commit to

  • Care
  • Listen
  • Respect
  • Work together