Our patients, our care and our people
- We serve the Sheffield people who need us most, regardless of age, cultural background, postcode or religion.
- Despite our name we have no religious affiliation.
- We treat all our patients with consideration, dignity and respect.
- St Luke’s isn’t only for cancer patients. We also help people with other illnesses including neurological conditions (such as motor neurone disease), HIV and end stage heart, lung and kidney conditions.
- Sometimes patients are admitted to the hospice for a short time and are discharged home once their symptoms are under control thanks to our expert care.
- Over 700 unpaid volunteers help over 250 staff to deliver our services, supporting St Luke's in many different ways – from patient care to family support, to helping us raise money.
How many people do we help?
Last year, we cared for nearly 1,800 patients, and supported their families and carers – helping around 6,000 people in all.
- Last year, our community team made 6,286 visits to patients in their own homes across Sheffield, helping to support them and the other healthcare professionals caring for them. Meanwhile our In Patient Centre provided 24-hour specialist palliative care for around 300 people.
- We also saw over 6,800 attendances to our Patient & Family Support service last year, with 522 receiving clinical outpatient, clinic or day-patient support and 6,295 for 'social prescribing' activities. We supported over 500 bereaved relatives with over 2,500 sessions of counselling and support.
- We also train other healthcare providers in Sheffield to care for their own terminally ill patients, and our educational influence extends far beyond Sheffield’s boundaries. For 50 years the example of our pioneering work and the outstanding expertise of our staff have been benefiting hospice patients both nationwide and worldwide.
Our most recent Annual Report and Impact Report can be found here: St Luke's Accounts & Reports