Willow Burn Hospice opened in 1989 as a result of two remarkable women, Irene Mortimer and Valerie Davison, who identified a local gap in the service of hospice care, and with the support of the Secretary of State set up Day Hospice Care with the help of funding from Macmillan. The Willow Burn Day Hospice service was expanded in 1991 to include in-patient services and up until 2006 these were the only beds available in Durham.  In 2014, Willow Burn opened Phase 1 of their 3-stage building project.











“Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world”

In-Patient Unit Day Hospice Family Support Hazelbrook