Our vision

We are committed to providing safe and effective specialist palliative care with dignity and respect to those people facing a life limiting illness from across North Hertfordshire. This enables them to have the best possible quality of life by providing care and support to them, their families and carers, in the setting of their choice, without discrimination.

Our vision is to help provide the very highest care to the growing numbers of people that will need our services over the next 20 years.

We provide a wide range of services for patients facing a life limiting illness, their families and carers, including a Day Service, Inpatient Care, a Hospice at Home service and emotional and bereavement support.

Our patients may have been diagnosed with a wide variety of conditions such as cancer, neurological conditions, heart failure and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

All this care is delivered free of charge to anyone across North Hertfordshire who needs us.

We need to raise almost £5 million in charitable income to run these services and rely on the support of the community to fund our work. We also rely on the support of our volunteers to help us deliver our services.

If you need further information that you can’t find on our website, please call us on
01462 679540.

Garden House Hospice Care Mission Statement

"Garden House Hospice Care provides specialist palliative care for patients, families and carers facing life limiting illnesses, to enable them to have the best possible quality of life by providing care and support in the setting of their choice, without discrimination."

Garden House Hospice Care follows a philosophy of care with following principles:

  • To work as a team of both professional staff and trained volunteers dedicated to developing and maintaining the highest quality of compassionate care in co-operation with other agencies.
  • To make available a support system following the diagnosis of a life limiting condition, to help patients live as actively and creatively as possible, aiming to enhance their quality of life.
  • To integrate psychological and spiritual care for patients.
  • To respect the choices and wishes made by patients and their families.
  • To work to help the families and important others cope with patients’ illness and in bereavement.
  • To affirm life and regard death as a normal process; not seeking to hasten or to postpone death.

If you would like to contact us about any aspect of our services, please call us on
01462 679540.