The Hospice supports people in north Essex who have complex care needs that cannot be managed at home. We provide individual care and total support within our beds for people aged over 16 with complex needs due to advanced, progressive or incurable illness.
Set in beautiful grounds in Highwoods, Colchester The Hospice provides homely, quality accommodation in a mix of four-bedded bays and single rooms with en-suite facilities. We have limited facilities for families to stay although we make every effort to accommodate visitors comfortably. Meals are prepared on site, fresh every day and we aim to cater for all dietary requirements.
Admissions to The Hospice are usually for a short period of time for symptom control or to address a specific problem. Problems may be physical in nature, such as pain or nausea, or people may need complex emotional or spiritual support, or respite care. Our aim is to support people to return home as soon as possible with support from our Hospice in the Home service and other health and social care services.
Where appropriate and possible we also provide expert end of life care for those in the last days or weeks of their life. We support the individual, their families, friends and carers through all the smiles and all the tears because we believe in making every memory matter.
We currently have 16 beds available, which sadly is not usually enough to meet current demand, so we will always prioritise admissions based on greatest need. We are keen to increase capacity at The Hospice to 20 beds and will rely heavily on the help and generosity of fundraisers and donors to achieve this. You can help us by making a donation or leaving us a gift in your will.
Take a virtual tour of The Hospice and Joan Tomkins Day Centre - and use your mouse (if using computer) or fingers (if using tablet or mobile) to navigate this 360 degree tour and see the rooms from every angle.
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To contact the St Helena Fundraising team, please telephone 01206 931 468 or email firstname.lastname@example.org , Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm.
To contact the St Helena Retail team, for enquiries about our shops, donation centre and house clearance service please telephone 01206 890 165.
24 hour advice: SinglePoint 01206 890 360
SinglePoint is a 24/7 advice and support helpline which helps to coordinate an individual’s care with the hospice. SinglePoint also works alongside other healthcare services such as GPs, Community Nurses or Specialists.
To contact a patient at The Hospice please find the address and telephone number below. Phone calls can be made to patients at any time of the day or week. You can contact Inpatient Services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Hospice, Myland Hall, Barncroft Close, Highwoods, Colchester, C04 9JU
Telephone: 01206 845 566
You can contact The Hospice in the Home Team Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 5.00pm on:
Telephone: 01206 845 566
Tendring community team
Telephone: 01255 221 222
You can contact the Joan Tomkins Centre (Colchester) Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on:
Telephone: 01206 848 163
Fax: 01206 752 245
You can contact the St Helena Tendring Centre (Clacton) Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01255 221 222
Tendring Centre Postcode for Sat Navs: CO15 1EU
The HR Team can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01206 931 466
To contact the St Helena Finance Team please telephone 01206 931 450 Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm
The Volunteer Services team can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01206 931 466
For all media enquiries between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, please phone the Marketing and Communications team directly on 01206 931 464
If you, or a member of your family has a life-limiting illness and would like to discuss whether St Helena care services can help, you can contact the SinglePoint telephone service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 01206 890 360
To contact the St Helena Bereavement Support team please telephone the bereavement helpline: 01206 984 274, Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm
The Learning and Development Centre is open Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm and can be contacted on 01206 851 560
For more information on the St Helena Service User Group please contact Chair, Ken Aldred on 01206 751 397
To contact the Lottery team please call 0800 285 1390 or visit the website here, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.
If you would like to write to or visit the Lottery team, the address is: Your Hospice Lottery Office Unit 6 The Atrium, Phoenix Square, Wyncolls Road, Colchester CO4 9AS.
Feedback, comments and complaints about St Helena care and support services may be made verbally or in writing to: Director of Care, St Helena, Myland Hall, Barncroft Close, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9JU. To speak to a member of our team, call 01206 845 566