About Us

Did you know we are one of only a few hospices in the country caring for both adults and children, and our vital support extends to our patients’ family and friends, too?

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Julie about hospice care quoteAs a charity, we provide free, specialist care for adults
in Luton and south Bedfordshire, and children from Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes, who
have life-limiting and terminal illnesses.

Our excellent specialist care supports adults and
children to live pain and symptom free, to spend
untroubled time with their family and friends, to
understand what’s happening to them, to stay out
of hospital and to make nursing recruitment imagesthe most of the time they have.

We’re proud to be rated outstanding for our care services by the Care Quality Commission.

You might be surprised to hear our care isn’t just provided
at the hospice in Luton but in the hospital, school, care or
family home – wherever our support is needed the most.

Read about everything we’ve achieved in
our Impact Report.

Find out more about our excellent care and how we’re making the difference when it matters the most.

Our beautiful gardens

We’re often told how welcoming and friendly the hospice is and we have some wonderful gardens to match. There is our Alan Titchmarsh garden (named after the famous gardener who designed it). It’s a rambling, contemplative space of lawns, water features, relaxing seating areas and wooded walks. Our courtyard garden (designed by TV gardener Adam Frost) sits between Valerie’s restaurant and the Keech Palliative Care Centre. It’s a calm oasis where patients, families and staff can relax and recharge.

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We also have the children’s garden, purpose-built to meet the needs of those with life-limiting conditions. As well as garden toys that encourage the children to be active, we’ve added super-sized garden percussion instruments which turn the garden into a wonderful sensory experience. There’s also seating for families, and children’s in-patient bedrooms open out onto the garden.

See what we do and our history

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Our belief today remains the same as when we opened our doors over 25 years ago. There are no second chances to get it right so, at Keech Hospice Care, we do everything we can to ensure our patients’ wishes are respected, they are given the support and care they need from the day they are diagnosed, and - when the time does come - we support them to achieve a peaceful death.

In celebration of our 25th anniversary, we were thrilled to host TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the hospice to meet patients, volunteers and staff and learn more about our care services.

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How we’re funded

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We’re a charity, relying on our supporters for around 70% of
our funding. This means we need to raise over £6 million every year (over £16,000 every day!) to continue our specialist care for adults and children, and their families. We’re enormously grateful for whatever you can do or give. Help us help more seriously ill adults and children - donate today.

We are an award-winning hospice! 

Our awards

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Trustees and senior team

The Board of Trustees is a group of volunteers which takes overall responsibility and acts collectively to govern the hospice.

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Patient stories

Read our patient stories and find out how we have helped local families through specialist palliative care over the years.

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News and media

Read our latest news. And if you are a journalist with an enquiry or media request, please contact the press office.

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How we are governed

There are a number of processes and bodies that govern how we are funded as a charity and how we deliver our service.

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Policies and documents

See our latest policies and documents, like how to make a compliment or complaint and you can read our up-to-date documents.

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Impact Report

Hospices are not just places people go to die. Read our latest impact report to see how we are making the difference when it matters most.

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Hire our meeting rooms

Don’t just book the same old offices for your next meeting, support your local hospice and hire one of our venues.