Jospice is one of the oldest hospices in the country, providing care and support to terminally ill people and their families from within the Liverpool and Sefton areas. Founded by Father Francis O'Leary, a missionary priest, St Joseph's Hospice (Jospice) began in South America and Pakistan in the 1960's.
In 1974 the UK Jospice 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, but as it is only partially funded by the NHS, fundraising is a vital part of the work at Jospice.