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.
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 2018 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.