Make every minute matter

We believe everybody deserves dignity and choice at the end of their life, which is why we do everything we can to make it possible for our patients to be cared for where they choose.

The majority of our care is currently provided around the clock in patients own homes through our Hospice in the Home, SinglePoint and Virtual Ward services.

Can you help us to continue offering our expert and compassionate care to patients at home by committing to making a monthly gift for one minute of care?

Day to day minutes pass us by, but to our patients every minute matters. 

It costs £6 a minute to provide round the clock advice, support and care for a patient facing incurable illness in their own home. Your one minute a month will make a real difference to the lives of local people facing incurable illness, and provide us with a regular income that we can rely on to help us be here in the minutes, months and years to come for everyone who needs us. 

Set up a regular gift of £6 a month here.

Sponsor a Nurse

We have more than 100 nurses at St Helena caring for patients at The Hospice in Colchester and in the community.

Nursing is our biggest cost and we receive only one third of our funding from the NHS, we rely on the generosity of our community for the rest.

You could provide us with a regular, reliable income by sponsoring a nurse, so that they can continue to provide help and support to local people facing incurable illness.

£15 could provide compassionate care and support to a patient in their last days of life from a healthcare assistant.. Set up a monthly donation of £15

£25 could help a patient to return home to their loved ones after a stay at The Hospice, being supported by a nurse to help get their pain under control.. Set up a monthly donation of £25

£50 could provide the care and support a family in crisis needs in the depth of night with a visit from a clinical nurse specialist in their own home. Set up a monthly donation of £50

Or, to donate an amount of your choice please contact our fundraising team on 01206 931 468.

Contact Information

To contact the St Helena Fundraising team, please telephone 01206 931 468 or email , 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.

The Hospice

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

Hospice in the Home

You can contact The Hospice in the Home Team Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 5.00pm on:

Colchester/Halstead team
Telephone: 01206 845 566

Tendring community team
Telephone: 01255 221 222

Day Therapies

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

Human Resources

The HR Team can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01206 931 466

Finance Team

To contact the St Helena Finance Team please telephone 01206 931 450 Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

Volunteer Services Team

The Volunteer Services team can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01206 931 466

Media Enquiries

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

Patient Referrals

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

Bereavement Support

To contact the St Helena Bereavement Support team please telephone the bereavement helpline: 01206 984 274, Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

Learning and Development Centre

The Learning and Development Centre is open Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm and can be contacted on 01206 851 560

Service User Group

For more information on the St Helena Service User Group please contact Chair, Ken Aldred on 01206 751 397

Facilities Hire Enquiries

01206 851560


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.

Comment, compliment or complaint

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