Coronavirus Willow Burn Hospice Update

COVID-19 Update

Advice and Guidance for visiting Willow Burn
We support visiting at Willow Burn but additional restrictions are in place at this time due to Coronavirus in order to protect our patients, staff and visitors. It is essential that measures we put in place and advice we give is adhered to in order for visiting to be allowed to continue.

Please read our visitors guide which can be downloaded here: Visitor Guidance

The Willow Burn Hospice Shops
The shops are now closed until lockdown lifts later in 2021. We kindly ask that you don’t leave any donations outside the shop as we will be unable to pick these up.

The Willows Cafe 
The Willows Cafe is closed until the lockdown lifts later in 2021. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Help Us Today To Support Our Tomorrow
Willow Burn only receives 40% of our income from the local government, so our other income streams are vitally important to the Hospice. We need to raised a further £800,000 every year to run our services but due to the restrictions in place to stop the spread of COVID-19, our shops have been closed for at least six months in 2020 and our cafe has only been allowed to open for three. Fundraising and donations have also understandably reduced. What’s more, it is also hard to plan for the future with the regular changes in restrictions. The impact of COVID-19 effects 60% of our income and this is now going to continue into 2021.

Our small Willow Burn team are still working incredibly hard to care for our in-patients and we continue to fundraise and refocus our income generation plans. We are so grateful for the donations and messages we have already received from our amazing friends and supporters. If you are able to support Willow Burn by making a donation then that would be incredible, it will truly make a difference to hospice care in Derwentside.

Wishing you all the very best

Kirsty Crozier
Operations Director
Willow Burn Hospice

You can make your donation at:


Willow Burn Website

By cheque to: Derwentside Hospice Care Foundation and send to Willow Burn, Howden Bank, Lanchester, Durham, DH7 0QS