About

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We are a charity which supports adults from Luton and South Bedfordshire, and children from Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes, who have life-limiting illnesses. We are unique as we are one of the few hospices in the UK which provides care for both adults and children.

Keech is based in a purpose-built facility in Luton, however, our hospice care is delivered to patients, children and their families in a variety of settings including the family home, school or in hospital. We are there for our patients and their family and friends at a time in their lives they need us most.

Imagine hearing the heart-breaking news that your child, spouse or parent has an incurable and devastating condition. At a time when it can feel like nothing may be the same again, Keech Hospice Care is here to help. We recognise that people diagnosed with terminal and life-limiting conditions not only experience physical symptoms, but also have social, emotional and spiritual needs as well. At Keech we offer care and support not just to the patient but the whole family. Through our specialised activities, clinical appointments, in-patient care, community nursing teams, art and music therapy, one to one counselling and drop-in sessions, we offer a holistic approach to a patient and their family’s needs.

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We are assessed by the Care Quality Commission who are the independent regulator of health
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CQC overall rating: GOOD

20 June 2017

See our inspection report here

How are we funded?

Our vital services are free of charge for everyone who accesses them, whether it's in  our hospice, at the patient's home or in schools and hospitals 365 days a year. Keech Hospice Care receives about 30% of its budget from statutory sources such as the NHS. For the remaining 70% we rely entirely on public donations from our amazing community and beyond. If you would like to support our vital work click here to donate.

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Hertfordshire

We care for children with a life-limiting condition across Hertfordshire

Bedfordshire

We care for children from Bedfordshire and adults from Luton and South Bedfordshire.

Milton Keynes

We care for children with a life-limiting condition across Milton Keynes

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Trustees & 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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Our strategy

It's vitally important that we are accountable to our patients, volunteers, supporters, donors, staff, regulatory bodies and the Government.

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Annual reports

Our annual reports help us get our messages out such as hospices are not simply places where you go to die but that they are full of life.

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News & media

If you are a journalist with an enquiry or if you have any other media requests, please contact the press office.

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History

Read about the history of our hospice from its beginnings in 1986.

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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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