Arthur Rank Hospice Charity

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity supports people in Cambridgeshire who are living with a life-limiting illness. Our care and services are provided free of charge to patients, to help them and their loved ones to make every moment count.

Address: Cherry Hinton Road, Shelford Bottom
Postcode: CB22 3FB
Country: United Kingdom
Membership type:Charity <100 staff (£50+VAT pa)

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity supports people in Cambridgeshire who are living with a life-limiting illness. Care and services are provided free of charge to patients, to help them and their loved ones to make every moment count.

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity is best known for delivering vital care to over 1000 patients each year through a 24 bedded specialist palliative Inpatient Unit, day therapy and Hospice at Home services. However the range of services the Charity provides is much broader comprising of the Specialist Palliative Care Home Team, the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech, patient and family support (including counselling, bereavement and spiritual support), lymphoedema care, complementary therapy, pain management clinic, transport services and small grants; which collectively provide more than two thousand further appointments to patients.

The Education and Learning Department, who since 2015 have also delivered training with The Gold Standards Framework, ensure that the Hospice’s specialist knowledge and expertise are shared with other healthcare professionals, helping to increase the excellence of palliative care across the region.

To supplement the NHS contribution, the Charity are required to raise £2 million annually to fund the additional services provided by the Hospice.

On 11 November 2016, doors opened to patients at a new purpose built hospice in Shelford Bottom. Services and care are now delivered from a more spacious, attractive and therapeutic environment. The £10.5 million state-of-the-art build project has been designed with great consideration for the patient’s need, whilst the vastly improved facilities allow for increased service capacity2.

Arthur Rank Hospice’s professional, compassionate and practical services deliver care, counselling and education, helping patients to live well and their families to live on.

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The Education Centre: External Hire

The Education Centre offers modern purpose built facilities for your training event, workshop, board meeting or conference. The Centre can cater for up to 90 people, has its own reception & a small break out area. Set in tranquil peaceful surroundings, this is an ideal location for your training or corporate event.

Last year's service was the 1st at the Hospice's new home

Join Arthur Rank Hospice this Sunday for a moment of reflection to remember loved ones

Over 600 guests have confirmed they will be part of Arthur Rank Hospice’s Light up a Life service this Sunday (3 December) from 5pm, in the grounds of its Shelford Bottom home.

1 December 2017Read in full

Mike and Lisee playing together in his ensuite room

An Arthur Rank Hospice personal story: 'I felt like somebody who was part of the family'

Kirsty Bradbrook talks about the care her husband and family received in the Arthur Rank Hospice at the start of this year.

21 November 2017Read in full

Arthur Rank Hospice celebrates new home's 1st Birthday

Help Arthur Rank Hospice celebrate the 1st birthday of its new home

Tomorrow (11 November 2017), it will be exactly a year since Arthur Rank Hospice opened its doors to patients at Shelford Bottom. To celebrate the special occasion the Hospice is saying ‘No presents please!’ Instead, with the public’s support it is aiming to raise £20,410.96 - enough to run the entire Hospice services for 24 hours - between now and the end of November.

10 November 2017Read in full

£33,300 raised thanks to the efforts of all those taking part!

Over £470,000 raised by Bridge the Gap Charity Walk, over 16 years

A special ‘Thank You’ get together was held this week to celebrate everything that has been achieved with the City’s annual Bridge the Gap Charity Walk - sponsored by Cambridge Building Society - since it first began in 2001. Find out how much was raised at the event in September...

9 November 2017Read in full

Some of the spectacular outfits will be seen in Ely on 26 Nov

Arthur Rank Hospice’s popular Ely Festive 5K sells out faster than ever

Ely Festive 5k sold out earlier than ever this year, with all 650 places snapped up by festive loving fun runners by 11am on 11 October 2017.

31 October 2017Read in full

Walkers make their way past the tiered front of St John’s

Hidden gems and blooming gardens enjoyed by nearly 2000 taking part in Bridge the Gap Walk

Find out more about this year's special Sunday stroll around our historic City's Colleges.

13 September 2017Read in full

Staff from Atkins Gregory are supporting the Hospice this year

Atkins Gregory employees will shine for Arthur Rank Hospice

Commercial and industrial cleaning company, Atkins Gregory are polishing up their skills in running, walking and baking in support of Arthur Rank Hospice...

29 August 2017Read in full

Bridge the Gap walkers take in the colleges

Route announced for September’s Bridge the Gap charity walk

With just weeks to go, this year’s route for Cambridge’s popular Bridge the Gap walk has been announced. The map of the route, which will take place on Sunday 10 September, shows how the walk will wind around seven of our City’s stunning Colleges, taking in historical landmarks, beautiful gardens and even an underground tunnel.

21 August 2017Read in full

Joe Douglas, Ridgeons with Lynn Morgan, Arthur Rank Hospice CEO

Ridgeons donates 500 stress balls to help with specialist care at Arthur Rank Hospice Charity

Read about how stress balls will be used in a really practical way to help patients with using Arthur Rank Hospice's Lymphoedema services...

10 August 2017Read in full

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