Pilgrims Hospices has been providing end of life care and support for patients with a range of life-limiting illnesses and their families across east Kent for more than 30 years.
We are a registered charity offering our services free of charge.
The first of our three hospices opened at Canterbury in 1982 and was followed by Thanet in 1992 and then Ashford in 2001.
Besides the inpatient beds the three hospices also care for patients who are well enough to attend weekly day hospice sessions. These offer a range of activities including exercises, breathlessness management, complementary therapies as well as creative writing or arts and crafts.
Last year we cared for 2,300 patients and that number is set to rise.
A growing majority of our patients choose to spend their final days in the familiar surroundings of their homes in the company of loved ones and Pilgrims Hospices is fully committed to helping its patients achieve their wishes to do so.
Last year we cared for 2,300 patients – a figure that is set to climb in the years ahead as people live longer and have more complex conditions.