Philosophy of Care

At the heart of St Cuthbert’s Hospice is the individual who is seen as a unique person deserving of respect and dignity. Our aim is to support each person and their family and friends, helping them to make informed choices and decisions affecting their lives.

Individual care is planned to support the total well-being of each person, taking into account their physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.

We will work together to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere that accommodates diverse cultures and lifestyles within a calm and compassionate environment. As a team, we will strive to provide care of the highest standard by ensuring staff are up to date with current research and training.

We are aware of the valuable work undertaken by individuals and agencies in the community and we will work in partnership with them to provide excellent services for the people of Durham.

We see life – and death – as a journey to be made in the company of others. We are rooted in our local community and we approach life and death through a philosophy based on support and hospitality.

CLOSE HOUSE GOLF DAY  3rd August 2021

Cancer Research UK North East Focused Fund Raising for Cancer Research

More About Cancer Research UK

Our vision

Our vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

Over the last 40 years, cancer survival rates in the UK have doubled. In the 1970s just a quarter of people survived. Today that figure is half.

Our ambition

We will accelerate progress to see three-quarters of people with cancer surviving the disease by 2034.

Our Research Strategy, launched in 2014, outlines how we will achieve our ambitions through a substantial increase in research in priority areas.