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St Barnabas House

St Barnabas House is your local hospice, located in Worthing, West Sussex. We’re a local charity which aims to provide expert care for local people, like you.


We believe everyone facing life-limiting illness should receive the care and support they deserve. Our mission is to provide dignity, comfort and choice for adults who need our specialised, supportive care.

David’s story

David has very kindly shared his story about the care his mum and dad received from St Barnabas House at the end of their lives.

Bill, David’s dad, even celebrated his 90th birthday at the hospice and developed a special relationship with the care team.

Your hospice care team

The hospice team consists of nurses, doctors, social workers, counsellors, a Chaplain, physiotherapists, complementary therapists, an Artist-in-Residence, Hospice at Home team and dedicated volunteers, people like you.

Hospice staff will discuss your treatment and care with you, giving you the opportunity to express your wishes and address your concerns.

We appreciate that this is a difficult time for you and your family, and that some things may be difficult to talk about.

We aim to be sensitive and supportive in our conversations with you by respecting your individual beliefs, lifestyle and culture.

Care services

We offer palliative care services for patients with cancer and other life-limiting conditions. Our services include:

  • A 20-bed In-patient Unit
  • Living Well service
  • Community Palliative Care Team
  • Hospice at Home
  • Family Services Team
  • Education Department

Find out more about the care services you can access on the our care page.

Patients may be referred for:

  • Management of physical symptoms
  • Emotional support and counselling
  • Our Living Well service
  • Admission to the ward for symptom management or end of life care

If you are a healthcare professional looking to make a referral, please see our hospice referral process.

Take a virtual tour

You can now take a virtual tour of St Barnabas House to see the expert facilities and specialist care provided for people from across the Worthing, Adur, Arun and Henfield areas.

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Professional accreditations

Care Quality Commission

As an independent hospice, we are regularly inspected by the Care Quality Commission.

View our latest CQC rating

Our Fundraising Standards

We are registered with the Fundraising Regulator. Read our fundraising standards.

Read our fundraising standards

Members of Hospice UK

We are a member of Hospice UK, the national charity for adult's hospices.

Read more about Hospice UK