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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 £2.8 million a year to run St Mary’s Hospice to continue to provide exceptional care and support for our patients and their families.

22% 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 : £446
Average cost per patient : £6,411
Average cost per meal: £8.30
One hour of patient care : £19

Day Care

Cost per attendance: £87.34


Cost per referral : £75

Hospice at Home

Cost per visit : £160
Cost per patient: £1,228
Cost per patient day: £781
Average fuel cost per visit : £1.50
Cost of mobile contact per patient : £3.40

Complementary Therapy

Cost per referral : £307
Cost per treatment: £77

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