Willow Burn Hospice ( Derwentside Hospice Care Foundation )

Build an Eco- friendly Hospice in Derwentside

A visionary facility to replace our old 1930s ward, part of an isolation Hospital complex . Our new sustainable Hospice will reflect the needs of our community. We are staying in our current location and will maximise the fabulous views. Uniquely a Wellbeng centre will allow us to expand services

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (519659)

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The Hospice was founded in 1989 by two remarkable ladies who commandeered the ward from which we operate, then part of a thriving ex isolation hospital, now a derelict site but in an idyllic location. Willow Burn has exciting and groundbreaking plans to build a new fit for purpose community facility taking advantage of the views on the current site, maximising the use of ‘green’ technologies and minimising our carbon footprint. We need to build before we become unfit for purpose.


The new facility will allow us to expand services, move from 4 beds to 6, offer more respite care and answer the unmet need identified as those with non cancer life limiting illness. We will expand our Hospice@Home service and offer a greater breadth of service in our patients homes. Family support services will have a suitable base from which to help children and families manage bereavement. Uniquely the Wellbeing centre will break down barriers and help us to engage with all our community