A nurse in the St Barnabas foyer smiling into the camera

What we do

We're a local charity that aims to provide expert hospice care for people in Worthing and the surrounding areas.

About us

We care passionately about the difference we can make, and always place patients at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is to provide dignity and comfort for adults who need our specialised, supportive care.

Our care services

St Barnabas House is the hospice for the Worthing, Adur, Arun and Henfield areas. Thanks to support from the local community, people with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones can enjoy life as fully as possible, for the time they have left together. 

Care extends well beyond the hospice walls, with nurses visiting patients and families at home as well as sharing their expertise with GPs, care homes and local hospitals so that anyone facing life-limiting illness receives the care and support they deserve. Find out about care in your home >

For those dealing with the impact of a recent diagnosis, there are opportunities to meet others who are on a similar journey. They can take part in a range of activities from relaxation and exercise classes to gardening, art, cooking, and talking groups – helping them to live well for longer. You can refer yourself to Living Well to take part in our activities for patients. 

Others might need to stay at the hospice in Worthing for a few days to get help with complex symptoms. Whilst their symptoms are eased and their families are supported, patients can receive physiotherapy, complementary therapy and emotional and practical support so they return home more comfortable and independent.  

And, when the time comes, we’re there at the end of people’s lives so they can die with dignity in a warm and caring environment. For most, this is in the comfort and familiarity of their own home, surrounded by loved ones and all the things they hold dear. Whilst others, with the most complex needs, might receive end-of-life care in the hospice In-Patient Unit. 

The care of St Barnabas doesn’t stop there, with families offered ongoing bereavement support as well as opportunities to come together and celebrate the lives of their loved ones at remembrance events. Find out about our bereavement help >

It’s thanks to the generosity of the local community that all of this is possible. It costs nearly £10 million every year to provide hospice care for local people, with only 22% of this coming from government funding. You can show your support by fundraising, volunteering, taking part in a challenge event, playing the St Barnabas House lottery, or leaving a gift in your Will. 

We’re proud to have been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission