Referrals: 01206 890 360
The Hospice: 01206 845 566
Fundraising: 01206 931 468
Hospice Updates
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Hospice launches urgent appeal as coronavirus impacts funds St Helena Hospice has launched an urgent appeal to raise much needed funds as the coronavirus impacts its income.  The local charity...
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Hospice produces virtual tour to ease fear for patients We are pleased to share with you a Virtual Tour of The Hospice and our Joan Tomkins Day Therapies Centre in...
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Latest update on the Coronavirus For all the latest information and updates on the Coronavirus, please visit the Government website which is updated daily at 2pm: ...
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St Helena Hospice’s promise to TendringSt Helena Hospice’s chief executive has issued a promise to the local community of Tendring to reassure residents that its services will continue to run...
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St Helena has piloted a new service caring for patients at home at the end of life. The Virtual Ward service offers personal care at home to support people who...
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Talking about death and dying for many people is still very much seen as a taboo subject in the UK, so when St Helena embarked on a public awareness campaign...
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St Helena encourages staff to take time to talk This Mental Health Awareness Week, St Helena has introduced two new roles to encourage all staff and volunteers to take time...
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Share your favourite poem and make sure that “Dying Matters” People from across NE Essex are being encouraged to talk openly about death and share their favourite poem as part... Dr Karen Chumbley, GP, and Clinical Director for St Helena, said: “Many people find it hard to talk about death and dying, and it remains one of the biggest taboos... During the week, people will be given the chance to share their favourite poem on the theme of loss, bereavement and end of life. The NE Essex Alliance partners will...
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Dermot O’Leary visited St Helena this week as one of the stops on his Toto the Ninja Cat book tour, meeting patients, families and children. St Helena invited members of...
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Following the news in today’s paper, we would like to clarify some of the points made which may have led to some confusion.  The closure of the Tendring Centre The...
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To ease the winter pressures the CCG will once again be funding the 16th bed in The Hospice.  In addition to this, also through CCG funding, St Helena is able...
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Even younger people prefer a phone call or to talk in person.Few people of any age want to learn about a death via text, email or social mediaBritons prefer to...
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We have been awarded funding to increase the services we provide for people living with heart failure. Traditionally hospice services were offered primarily to people with cancer. It is now...
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Our patients are now able to explore new worlds, holiday destinations and landmarks from their own beds thanks to our new virtual reality headset, crowdfunded and supplied by a hospice...
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Efforts to update our clinical literature have been given a major boost thanks to a £5,000 award from the Healthwatch Essex Fund, in partnership with the Essex Community Foundation (ECF)...
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The Multi Faith Chapel at Myland Hall has been rededicated by the Rt. Revd Roger Morris, Bishop of Colchester and President of the hospice. The rededication follows the renaming of...
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Jo Tonkin has started work as our new Director of Patient and Family Services. Colchester-born Jo (52) says her new role, in which she will be responsible for staff working...
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Hospice Care Week
09 Oct, 2017
This week we are celebrating Hospice Care Week, an annual week of events and activities run by Hospice UK which aims to change public perception about the work carried out...
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Four letters – GDPR – have been imprinted on the minds of charity fundraisers and data managers over recent months. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new EU...
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After a long and distinguished career at St Helena, Ray Wilson our Director of Patient and Family Services, has left to pursue a new career. Colleagues past and present gathered at...
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After listening to feedback from staff, volunteers, patients and the local community we have agreed our priorities for the next five years. We know that not everyone in our area...
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We are delighted to announce that following a visit from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in November last year, we have now received the inspection report and have been awarded...
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We would like to thank everyone who attended one of our recent sessions or completed a questionnaire about the future of the hospice and things to be considered if a...
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We have joined forces with Essex hospices to launch a website directing people to their local adult and children's hospice. There are eight hospices in Essex, providing specialist care to...
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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.


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