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St Leonard’s Hospice

St Leonard's Hospice 

St Leonard's Hospice is celebrating 30 years of caring for local people.  On 11 February 1985, our first patient entered the In-patient Unit at St Leonard's Hospice.  Since then the Hospice has gone from strength to strength and over this time we have cared for nearly 8,000 patients and approximately four times as many family members - and this is thanks to the local community.

St Leonard’s Hospice is a charity caring for local people with life threatening illnesses.  St Leonard's has an In-patient Unit, Day Care and Hospice@Home service. St Leonard's Hospice serves a wide area including York, Easingwold, Selby, Sherburn in Elmet, Tadcaster, Pocklington, Pickering and Helmsley.


Caring for Patients and Families

Every patient is recognised and treated as an individual.  With the Hospice's support they are able to enjoy the best possible quality of life throughout their illness.  St Leonard's care also extends to support families and carers.

Whilst managing a patient’s pain and other symptoms, the St Leonard's staff look after their emotional, spiritual and social needs too.  In addition to a team of highly experienced doctors and nurses, the Hospice has specialists in complementary therapy, lymphoedema care, physiotherapy, social work, bereavement, occupational therapy and spiritual care.


A Supportive Community 

St Leonard's Hospice care is free for the patients but not free to provide.  Although St Leonard's does get some public funding the majority of the running costs have to be raised from donations and fundraising from the local community - businesses, groups and individuals.  The Archbishop of York has been President of St Leonard’s Hospice since 2005. For more information please visit our website:


 photo courtesy of Mike Tipping, York Press