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Hospice running costs

Whilst all our services are delivered at no charge to our patients and their families or carers, there is a significant cost involved in providing our wide range of services.

It costs over £3.2 million a year to run St Mary’s Hospice to continue to provide exceptional care and support for our patients and their families.

18% of our funding is provided by the NHS, meaning that we rely on donations and fundraising to cover the rest. Our community’s support makes a huge difference and enables us to be there for our patients and their families.

Here are just a few of the ways that we put your money to good use:

Inpatient Unit

Cost per night of care : £577
Average cost per meal: £10.30
Breakfast for patients on the unit £4.00
One hour of patient care : £24

Living Well Afternoon

Cost per attendance: £96

Hospice at Home

Cost per visit : £234   Average fuel cost per visit : £1.00

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