About St. Joseph's Hospice

St. Joseph’s Hospice (Jospice) is the oldest and largest hospice on Merseyside, providing long-term, specialised end of life care for patients with a wide range of life-limiting conditions. The hospice’s 29-bed Inpatient Unit is located in a beautiful setting within a conservation area and 12 acres of natural woodland in Thornton, Merseyside.

The hospice’s specialist healthcare teams care for over 200 patients and their families from across Liverpool, Sefton and West Lancashire every year, providing care and support for as long as they need it.

Founded by Father Francis O'Leary, a missionary priest, St Joseph's Hospice was founded in South America and Pakistan in the 1960's.

In 1974, the hospice opened in Thornton, near Crosby. It was Father O'Leary's legacy to provide love and compassionate care to people of any faith and those without faith in the last weeks of their life. This commitment continues today.

St. Joseph's Hospice is only partially funded by the NHS and so fundraising is a vital part of the hospice's work. It needs to raise £6,500 every day to keep its services running.