Willow Burn Hospice

About Us

Willow Burn Hospice is an oasis, right in the heart of the countryside; a small, hospice and community hub, which was founded over thirty years ago by two local women who recognised a need for improved end of life care for residents of rural County Durham.

Our aim is to relieve physical and emotional distress and control symptoms, provide care comfort and compassion at the end of life to embrace and support our patients, and their families and friends to achieve this.

We welcome people whose illnesses are no longer curable, who choose to come to Willow Burn, enabling them to achieve the best quality of life though the provision of personalised care based on their needs and wishes. The services have been developed over the last 30 years by listening and responding to the needs of the patients, their carers and the people who need this local service.

At Willow Burn, we are proud to serve the people of Derwentside through our range of holistic day care, in-patient services and family support and bereavement counselling services.

Our History

Our Mission, Vision, Values & Strategic Priorities


Governance & Quality Reports

Willow Burn Hospice Equality Position

Our Patron

Meet Our Trustees

Meet Our Senior Management Team

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