About us

St Elizabeth Hospice is an independent Suffolk charity, which every year delivers care to over 4,000 patients and their families throughout East Suffolk, Great Yarmouth and Waveney, who are living with a progressive or life-limiting illness.

These services cost around £12m to facilitate each year, with the charity raising 70% of funds via revenue streams and the generosity of the community through support of its retail shops and fundraising activities.

Since 2015, we launched Zest - our young adult service which supports those aged 14 and above with progressive & incurable illnesses. We work closely with children’s hospice services to ensure young adults have a smooth transition into adult care, tailored treatment and services they need to be able to enjoy life to the full.

We've been providing services in Great Yarmouth and Waveney since 2019, in partnership with East Coast Community Healthcare. In 2023, our services in Great Yarmouth and Waveney merged with the organisation East Coast Hospice. Find out more on the merger here. We have specialist palliative care beds at Beccles Hospital as well as support in the community in people's homes. Find out more here or click the logos below.

St Elizabeth Care Agency - a social enterprise

The St Elizabeth Care Agency promotes independence by assisting people to maintain the maximum level of choice & control, meaning that you can stay living comfortably in your home.

The team give personal and practical domestic help at home for anyone over the age of 18 with physical, learning or mental health needs in Ipswich, Woodbridge & surrounding areas.

The St Elizabeth Care Agency is a social enterprise, which means the company's profits are used to support the work of St Elizabeth Hospice. Funding is generated through the fees that clients pay for the services that the Care Agency team provide.

Find out more on the St Elizabeth Care Agency here.

Our hospice values

At St Elizabeth Hospice, we have four core values:

  • One team, one community
  • Learning never ends
  • Compassion takes courage
  • Every moment matters
St Elizabeth Hospice Values, Landscape

Our Inclusion Agenda

At St Elizabeth Hospice, we aim to be a hospice for all.

Find out more on our Inclusion Agenda here.

Statement of purpose

Our statement of purpose outlines our key goals throughout the year. From delivering specialist palliative care to our patients to ensuring care is given throughout our local community.


How you can support us

St Elizabeth Hospice employs around 300 staff. Many are based at the hospice sites in Ipswich, and in our shops, while others work in the community. The variety of skills needed is wide-ranging.

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