Martlets opened its doors in 1997 with 18 beds, and was formed from the merger of three separate charities: Coppercliff Hospice, the Tarner Home and MacMillan Day Hospice.

Six months later the day hospice service began and Hospice at Home was launched five years after that. A decade after opening we launched Martlets Care, a commercial domiciliary care company providing quality care in the home, which also provided a sustainable income stream for the hospice.

Martlets has always relied on the support of the local community for the majority of its funding, along with grants from the NHS. Since opening we have benefitted from three major grants (exceeding £1.2 m) from NHS England. These funds have enabled us to adapt to meet the changing needs of our patients and their families through the refurbishment and extension of our facilities.

Across the hospice services, more than 25,000 local people have been cared for since 1997. We support those affected by life-limiting illnesses including terminal cancer, motor neurone disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and heart disease. Our expert team helps people do the things they love with the time they have.


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