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Project information

Improving Patient Care at Pilgrims Canterbury

To enable us to provide better care and improved facilities for our patients we need to reconfigure and refurbish our hospice in Canterbury.

January 2012 - December 2012

Charity information: Pilgrims Hospices in east Kent

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  • Need


    Our hospice in Canterbury is housed in former school sanitorium. When we first opened in 1982 we provide a inpatient service only. However over the years we have developed our services to better meet the needs of our patients and we now offer Rapid Response Hospice at Home, Day Hospice, Respite Care, Support for Carers, Outpatient Consultations, Complementary Therapies, Social Work, Bereavement Services and Diversional Therapies.


    We will reconfigure, redesign and refurbish to offer more consulting rooms, more private spaces for patients and families, introduce a coffee shop facility and improve access.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To better meet the needs of our patients and their carers and family members.


    » Reconfigure, redesign and refurbish.

    What success will look like

    Improved care for patients as well as better facilities for carers and family members.

  • Impact


    We will be able to care for more patients with complex needs.


    We need to raise, in additional to our general running costs, an additional £250,000, this might take longer than twelve months.


    We will keep donors updated on the progress of the project by monthly emails and our bi-annual Pilgrims Matters . At the end of the project all donors will be invited to the opening.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £250,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £150,000 Reception Reconfigure, redesign and refurbish.
      £100,000 Coffee Shop Create

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Charles Hayward £12,000 Guaranteed
    Pfizer Limited £7,500 Guaranteed
  • Background




    All people in the Pilgrims Canterbury catchment area.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Pilgrims is the main provider of specialist palliative care services in east Kent.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Lindsay Goode

    Trustee of Pilgrims Hospices. Lindsay has been involved with Pilgrims Hospices for twenty five years.

    Stephen Weller

    Stephen is the Hospice Manager of Pilgrims Canterbury and is committed to improving care and facilities.

    Yvonne Archer

    Trusts and Development Manager