Our strategy: 2017 to 2022

Five years, four goals, one big ambition: to open up hospice care.

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In 2017, the modern hospice movement founded by Dame Cicely Saunders turns 50. We believe our ambitious new strategy carries forward Dame Cicely’s original focus on the ill, the dying and the bereaved.

The strategy also enables us to look to the future and ensure that we continue to anticipate and respond to the needs of society in caring for adults and children with terminal and life-shortening conditions.

This over-arching strategy for the hospice movement will be complemented by the local strategy of each hospice and shaped by the communities they serve in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Everything we do centres on the adults and children who need hospice care and their carers. We are committed to opening up hospice care: widening access to new communities and extending reach to new settings.

What does hospice care mean to you?