Jersey Hospice Care provides specialist palliative nursing care, free of charge, to islanders. Services are provided within patients’ homes and at the Day Hospice and at the In-Patient Unit at Clarkson House. The Community Bereavement Service is also available to both adults and children who have suffered a loss, regardless of the nature of bereavement or when it happened.
Jersey Hospice Care was first founded in 1982, operating from an office in Stopford Road. The first Clarkson House was opened in Grouville in 1985 and Jersey Hospice Care opened at Mont Cochon at the end of 1995. The charity has grown enormously since it first began with just a small Home Care team led by Sue McAllister. The first public meeting calling for volunteers was held in 1982 and 68 people signed up.
In 2010 Jersey Hospice Care Fundraising Limited and Jersey Hospice Care Retail Limited were incorporated to raise funds for Jersey Hospice Care. There are now about 60 members of full and part time staff and around 500 volunteers who help specialist staff across all departments.
Clarkson House redevelopment
In 2010 we began extending our facilities at our base on Mont Cochon and we now have a 12 bed In-Patient Unit including a chapel and chapel of rest. Work on the latest phase of the programme will be completed in 2014 comprising a new Day Hospice and Therapies suite, an enhanced kitchen and kitchen garden, a coffee bar and training rooms.
All of Jersey Hospice Care’s services are provided at no cost to patients and as an independent charity, the charity relies on the generosity of its supporters to fund these costs.
There are many ways in which you can support Jersey Hospice Care including:
Making a donation
Pledging a monthly contribution
Keeping a collection tin at your business or place of work
Saving your spare change in one of their home money boxes
Becoming part of the 2500 Club monthly draw
Buying a Million Pound Lottery ticket
Taking part in, or holding your own, fundraising events
Buying Jersey Hospice Care merchandise or Christmas cards
Buying someone a virtual gift as an alternative present
Clothing, toys, books and small household items etc.
Jersey Hospice Care country shop
Beau Pre Farm
La Rue du Creux Baillot
Mon, Wed and Fri 10am-4pm and Sat 10am-2pm
Clothing, bric-a-brac, large household items and furniture etc.
If you would like to donate good quality clothing, jewellery and accessories, books, bric-a-brac or other household items, you can drop them off to the shops during opening hours. If you would like donations collected from you, please call 487982.