About Us

About Us

St Helena Hospice exists to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people with life-limiting illness, no matter what their diagnosis. We are here to support families, including children, before and after bereavement and to support people from every background and faith who need our services.

We are a registered charity providing specialist and holistic care for anyone living in North East Essex and the Colne Valley area of Mid Essex who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness.  All services are free of charge to patients and their families and delivered by our highly qualified teams of specialists including nurses, doctors, physio and occupational therapists, social workers, complementary therapists, counsellors and a chaplaincy team at any stage of the illness.

These services are provided through our Inpatient Unit and Joan Tomkins Centre in Colchester, the Tendring Centre in Clacton, as well as in people’s own homes through the Clinical Nurse Specialist and Hospice at Home teams.

The hospice also has a specialist Education Centre, an approved collaborative partner of Anglia Ruskin University, promoting skilled and compassionate palliative care through training and education up to master's degree level.

St Helena Hospice Inpatient Unit is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.