Pilgrims Hospices has been providing end of life care and support for patients with a range of life-limiting illnesses and their families across three sites in east Kent, Canterbury, Ashford and Thanet. We are three sites with one vision for hospice care: that everyone in east Kent should have access to services within 30 minutes of their home so they can cope with life-limiting illness with dignity and free from pain.
Between them our three units provide 42 inpatient beds. They also care for community patients who are well enough to attend weekly day hospice sessions for a range of activities including exercises, breathlessness management, complementary therapies as well as creative writing or arts and crafts. We are now caring for nearly 2,500 patients each year – a figure that is set to climb in the years ahead as people live longer and have more complex conditions.