The first modern hospice, founded by Dame Cicely Saunders in 1967.
Finding that the medical system was rejecting the dying, she founded the modern hospice movement - based on the combination of “science, care and sharing” she demonstrated a holistic approach to medical practice attending to the patient's’ physical, social, psychological and spiritual well-being.
St Christopher’s care services are delivered to around 2,500 people each year in their own homes, in our Inpatient Unit and the Anniversary Centre in Sydenham and at the Caritas Centre in Orpington.
As COVID-19 impacts families, communities, and public health systems all over the world, we are challenged to commit still more deeply to our vision of a world free from health-related suffering. The IAHPC is working hard to strengthen our networks and prepare our membership to meet the unprecedented spike in demand.
This month we are asking our readers to donate a small amount. We are a not for profit organization dedicated to the advancement of hospice and palliative care in the world to alleviate serious health related suffering of millions of patients and families around the world.
We have many visitors to this website. If everyone could donate US$ 3, we could meet the additional expenses that we are facing. Please consider donating to help our work and to keep our organization running for you, and thousands like you around the world.