Over three decades of care
Saint Michael’s Hospice grew from the dedication and passion of the community of the Harrogate district, who were concerned that local people with terminal illness were living and dying in pain and without the respect and dignity they deserved. With no radical change to the health service on the horizon, they decided care and support needed to be available locally for people in this situation and set about raising the money needed to fund such a service.
In 1987, Saint Michael’s was officially constituted and the charity welcomed its first inpatient in 1989. Since these pioneering beginnings the organisation has grown from strength to strength.
Today it is delivering a network of services and also raising the millions of pounds needed annually to fund them. As a result of these efforts, Saint Michael’s is improving the lives of more and more families with terminal illness and bereavement every day.