About Us

Southern Area Hospice Services was founded in 1989 as a 6-bedded unit and has since expanded to become a 12-bed in-patient unit, which serves the entire Southern Health Board Region. The unit operates 24 hours a day throughout the year and is the heart of the hospice, caring for many people since it’s opening.

Southern Area Hospice provides the service across the Southern Health Board, including Newry & Mourne, Craigavon, Banbridge, Portadown, Armagh and Dungannon. With a fundraising target of £2.2 million for 2012, SAHS need to raise over £250 every single hour to help people affected by terminal illness in Southern Board Area.

All services are provided free of charge to patients and their families and include:

  • 12-bedded in-patient unit
  • Out-patients clinics at Craigavon, South Tyrone and Daisy Hill Hospitals as well as St. Johns House, Newry.
  • Home Care
  • Day-Hospice at St. John's House Newry and South Tyrone Hospital
  • Hospital Specialist Palliative Care Team
  • Social Work Team
  • Bereavement Counselling
  • Chaplaincy Service
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Patient Helpline
  • The Donaldson Centre