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Key Facts

  • Southern Area Hospice Services is a charity providing care free of charge to local people with cancer, and other terminal illnesses, such as Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, HIV and Aids.
  • Care is provided for patients residing in the Southern Health Trust Area, from Kilkeel to Ballygawley and from Crossmaglen to Portadown.
  • Services include:  
    an Inpatient Unit, Day Hospice Units in Newry and Dungannon, Outpatient Clinics in Newry, Dungannon and Craigavon, a Palliative Care Team in Daisy Hill and Craigavon Area Hospitals, a Homecare Nurse in Armagh / Dungannon Districts, Bereavement Support Services and The Donaldson Counselling & Therapy Centre and a Hospice Information and Resource Centre in Dungannon.
  • Southern Area Hospice cares for almost 1,000 patients annually.
  • Southern Area Hospice Services relies on 73p in every pound coming from fundraising to enable us to care for and support patients and their families.
  • The Fundraising Department has to raise £2.6 million in 2019 to maintain the level of care currently available. This equates to £216,666 per month, £50,000 per week or £7,123 per day.
  • More than 80% of income goes towards direct patient care.
  • Southern Area Hospice Services relies heavily on the generosity of local people and the support of a network of over 300 volunteers who help our staff deliver our services in many different ways – from patient care to fundraising.