About us

How we're run

Find out about our governance and read our Annual Reports.

Our aim has always been to put patients first, and that everyone living with life-limiting illnesses deserves to have access to the specialist help they need.

And we couldn’t do it without the continued generosity of our supporters. This is why we want to be as transparent as possible about the way we work, so you can feel secure that your donations are being used in the best possible way.

What we want to achieve as a charity

  • To excel in all we do, acting with compassion, integrity and innovation.
  • To reach everyone who needs our help.
  • To be leaders and innovators in research and education.
  • To provide sustainable healthcare that stays true to our values.

Get to know our sister hospice: Chestnut Tree House

Chestnut Tree House is a children’s hospice located just outside Arundel, which cares for children with life-threatening conditions. Both hospices share the same trustees, and share lots of the same executive team and governance.

Find out about Chestnut Tree House

How we spend your money

For every £1 we spend:


goes directly to our care services


goes to vital support costs - like fundraising and our retail departments

Your donations have meant that in the last year we’ve been able to:

  • Care for 1,511 patients
  • Give 2,926 counselling support sessions made by our Family Services team
  • Make 11,246 day visits to patients in their own homes
  • Give 2,027 Physiotherapy sessions in the In-Patient Unit and in patient’s homes
Read our reports and strategy
Including our: Care Strategy, Gender Pay Gap and Annual Review for a summary of the last year at Chestnut Tree House and St Barnabas House
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We are committed to ensuring that our expertise can reach everyone who needs it over the next 50 years and beyond. Our new care strategy describes how we intend to do this – by developing our services and teams over the coming five years and working in partnership with others to improve end-of-life and palliative care for our local community.

Download the Care Strategy 

The gender pay gap is a measure of the difference between the average earnings of men and women across the organisation. It is expressed as a percentage of men’s earnings.

2023 Gender Pay Gap Report

Total employees

  • male: 54
  • female: 380
  • total: 434


  • Mean
    • male: 17.46 female: 17.78 difference: -1.83%
  • Median:
    • male: 15.25 female: 14.70 difference: 3.63%
  • Upper (75-100%)
    • male: 13 female: 95
    • male: 12% female: 88%
  • Upper Middle (50-75%)
    • male:19 female: 90
    • male: 17% female: 83%
  • Lower Middle (25-50%)
    • male: 8 female: 100
    • male: 7% female: 93%
  • Lower (0-25%)
    • male: 14 female: 95
    • male: 13% female: 87%


  • Mean
    • male: 395.74 female: 1091.81 difference: -175.89%
  • Median
    • male: 395.74 female: 754.03 difference: -90.54%
  • Number Receiving Bonus
    • male: 1 female: 31 difference: -3000.00%

Read the full 2022 report here.