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For almost four decades, Butterwick Hospice Care has supported local people and communities across our region.  We deliver our primary objective of holistic palliative and supportive care to those suffering with progressive life limiting conditions, their families and loved ones.   We provide an Adult Inpatient Unit, a Children and Young Adults Unit, Day Care Services,  Home Care Services, Complementary Therapy plus Bereavement and Counselling Services.

We know that life limiting illnesses are indiscriminate, have no boundaries of age, wealth or lifestyle. We witness the impact of our care, on the lives of individuals, their loved ones, family members and friends. As such, we believe our role is to help add life to days when adding days to life is no longer possible. We understand that death is part of life’s journey. We aim to improve the life of those who have a palliative or life limiting diagnosis and support them to have the best life possible in the time they have left. We work compassionately with family members, friends and anyone who is struggling to come to terms with loss and bereavement.

We believe that every moment counts and want to ensure that we can meet our commitment to the community and the people we serve, making every day the best it can be. No one ever wants to need our care but we want you to know we are here if you ever need us. We can only continue to care, for those individuals who need our special care and experienced understanding, thanks to the generous support from our wonderful community of volunteers, partners, donors, funders, shoppers, supporters and staff.  We are truly grateful for the support we receive.

For almost four decades, Butterwick Hospice Care has supported local people and communities across our region.  We deliver our primary objective of holistic palliative and supportive care to those suffering with progressive life limiting conditions, their families and loved ones.   We provide an Adult Inpatient Unit, a Children and Young Adults Unit, Day Care Services,  Home Care Services, Complementary Therapy plus Bereavement and Counselling Services.

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History

Butterwick Hospice Care is proud to work in and with our local community to continue the pioneering work of Mary Butterwick OBE, providing compassionate, dignified care and support where it is needed the most. In 1944 aged 19, Mary married John Butterwick and life continued happily until 1979, when he died suddenly aged 54 from cancer. When John was diagnosed Mary was told by hospital staff to go home and try and forget her husband, as there was nothing she could do for him now. Instead Mary sat down and planned a house where dying people and their families could go to be cared for, with a kind word and home-cooked meal. (read more)