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Pilgrims Hospices

Pilgrims Hospices vision is of a community where people with an incurable illness, and their family and friends, are supported and empowered to live well in mind and body until the very last moment of their life. Pilgrims has over 37 years of expertise to support over 2,500 patients each year at our three hospices in Canterbury, Thanet and Ashford, Kent.


Registered charity no. 293968

Member since August 2020

About us

Pilgrims Hospices in east Kent is a charity that offers specialist support for people living with a terminal diagnosis or a life limiting condition. The support we offer is very varied as it is tailored to meet the needs of families who face challenges at the end of life that cannot be met by other local agencies. We have over 37 years of expertise, research and insight to offer; our aim is that people who are dying can live well for as long as is possible and experience a good death.

The majority of our care is delivered in the community, either in the patient’s own home or the residence in which they live, such as a nursing home or residential care facility. If it is not possible to care for the family in their own environment we offer full inpatient support in one of our three facilities.

Pilgrims is the only adult Hospice in England that has three separate inpatient units working together as one organisation. Our patient facilities are based in Ashford, Canterbury and Thanet and we have outreach clinics in Deal, Dover, Faversham, Folkestone and Whitstable.

Pilgrims Hospices is an independent charity that provides its services free of charge. To do this we rely heavily on the support and generosity of the local community in East Kent. It currently costs £14 million a year to run our full range of services.