About us

Proudly serving the community of East Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire since 1987, we provide complex, specialist palliative and end-of-life care for people with a life-limiting condition, aged 16 years and over, as well as vital support for their families.

We employ more than 340 dedicated and highly experienced staff who, with the support of over 940 volunteers, provided outstanding care to 2,238 people last year.

A safe environment

Treating everyone with kindness, compassion and respect, we provide a safe and caring environment for those facing a life-limiting diagnosis. We are committed to delivering care that is agile and responsive so that we give patients and their loved ones choices about the care they receive, providing the best clinical and therapeutic support in their homes and at the Hospice.

Our services

Alongside our Inpatient and Hospice at Home Services, our patients and their families can access a range of supportive outpatient activities and wellbeing therapies within our Paul Bevan Wellbeing Centre, including counselling and bereavement support, complementary therapies, physiotherapy and lymphoedema services.

Our services cost £18.5 million to run each year

Our services are free of charge to all those in our community who need access to our vital services, but this is only made possible through the charitable support and generosity of the community we serve. We receive a 33% financial contribution towards our operating costs funded by NHS England and other statutory bodies, and we need to raise £34,000 each day to fund our services and support all those who need our care.

We are Outstanding

On 11 October 2021 Thames Hospice was rated as ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission, following an inspection of its services.

To find out more about our work, make a donation, access our services or join our amazing team of staff and volunteers, please visit thameshospice.org.uk

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Our vision, purpose and values

Our vision

Quality of life, to the end of life, for everyone.

Our purpose

To provide complex, specialist palliative and end-of-life care to local people facing a life-limiting diagnosis, giving them dignity, comfort and the best possible quality of life in their preferred place of care.

Our values

Our values underpin our vision and purpose. They drive our culture and shape our beliefs, our priorities and our actions. They influence the decisions we make, how we treat each other and engage with our stakeholders.



Compassion for everyone in a safe and caring environment.



The desire and determination to serve everyone in our community.



Respect for everyone’s dignity.



Committed to excellence in everything we do.