About us Who we are Our organisation Our organisation Our mission statement: “Farleigh Hospice exists to meet the needs of local people affected by life-limiting illnesses and to support those who have been bereaved. Through the ongoing generosity of the mid Essex population we provide a range of high quality services totally free of charge. By giving people choice and involvement in the care they receive we make a real difference when and where it matters most.” Who we are Farleigh Hospice is a registered charity (no. 284670) which provides hospice care to people affected by life-limiting illnesses across mid Essex. Since being established in 1982, the hospice and its team of healthcare professionals, has grown and evolved to meet the changing needs of the community it serves. Who we help A lot of people think that hospices only care for people with cancer, but this is not the case at all. A person affected by any illness that is considered life-limiting (e.g. cancer, neurological disease, chronic heart, lung and renal disease) can access the services provided by Farleigh Hospice at any stage of their illness. Someone can be referred to Farleigh Hospice by calling 01245 455478 between 8am and 8pm or through their GP. Being referred to Farleigh Hospice does not necessarily mean that the patient is in the final days or weeks of their life, as some people still think. Specialist care and advice is provided according to a person’s individual needs and they may be discharged and re-referred as their situation changes. How we help By providing a range of services tailored to meet an individual’s physical, emotional, psychosocial and spiritual needs, we offer help and support in a variety of different ways. The majority of Farleigh Hospice’s caring work takes place out in the community and inside patients’ own homes. Our 10 bed Inpatient Unit provides approximately 20% of the overall care provided by the range of clinical services at Farleigh. Whether a patient requires relief from symptoms, help to live independently, expert advice, specialist care in a comforting environment, or bereavement support, Farleigh Hospice is here when the people in our community need care and support most. How we are funded All of the services provided by Farleigh Hospice are completely free of charge to the people of mid Essex. The cost of running our services continues to increase each year as we care for an ever increasing number of patients. Last year a total of 10,757 people accessed our services and our total expenditure was £10,704,000. With approximately 44% of our yearly running costs being funded by the local NHS, Farleigh Hospice relies on the support and goodwill of the local mid Essex community to contribute to the £15,595 it costs to provide our services each day. You can support Farleigh Hospice through donations, fundraising, gifts in Wills, playing our weekly lottery and supporting our charity shops.