Our patients, our care and our people
- We serve the Sheffield people who need us most, regardless of age, cultural background, postcode or religion.
- Despite our name we have no religious affiliation.
- We treat all our patients with consideration, dignity and respect.
- St Luke’s isn’t only for cancer patients. We also help people with other illnesses including neurological conditions (such as motor neurone disease), HIV and end stage heart, lung and kidney conditions.
- Sometimes patients are admitted to the hospice for a short time and are discharged home once their symptoms are under control thanks to our expert care.
- Over 700 unpaid volunteers help around 200 staff to deliver our services, supporting St Luke's in many different ways – from patient care to family support, to helping us raise money.
How many people do we help?
Last year, we cared for around 1,900 patients, and support their families and carers – helping about 6,000 people in all.
- Last year, our community team made 4,848 visits to patients in their own homes across Sheffield, helping to support them and the other healthcare professionals caring for them. Meanwhile our In Patient Centre provided 24-hour specialist palliative care for 326 people.
- And every year individual programmes of therapies, treatments and advice through our Patient and Family Support services help some 250 patients to live independently at home for as long as possible.
- We also train other healthcare providers in Sheffield to care for their own terminally ill patients, and our educational influence extends far beyond Sheffield’s boundaries. For 50 years the example of our pioneering work and the outstanding expertise of our staff have been benefiting hospice patients both nationwide and worldwide.
Our most recent Annual Report for 2019/20 can be found here: St Luke's Annual Report 2019/20
Our Impact Report for 2020 can be found here: Impact Report 2020