Tynedale Hospice at Home is a local charity covering the wider communities of Tynedale, West Northumberland and Ponteland. Unlike many traditional hospices, we take our care to those who need it, in a place of their choice.



Providing Care, When and Where it Counts

Tynedale Hospice at Home

Tynedale Hospice at Home was founded in 1993 and today provides nursing care, transport and pre and post bereavement support to children, adults and families in the communities of Tynedale, West Northumberland and Ponteland. Unlike many hospices, Tynedale Hospice at Home’s palliative nursing care is provided in the home where the patient and their families can be surrounded by familiar comforts and can be cared for in a place of their choosing.

Our hospital transport service offers a door-to-door service to and from hospital appointments and is provided entirely by volunteer drivers who use their own cars. This service is an essential lifeline to many in our community – especially as we cover an 800 square mile radius, much of which is rural.

Adults, children and families who are facing or grieving the death of a loved one can access our family support service which is available to anyone in the community, regardless of whether they have had experience of another of the Hospice services. Our trained team of staff and volunteers provide one to one, group and family support and also work in schools when required.

In the last year, Tynedale Hospice at Home has cared for 439 adults, children and families in the community.

Supported thanks to our community

All of Tynedale Hospice at Home’s services are provided free of charge to all those in our community and we rely on the generosity of the community to fund our work. It costs more than £800,000 a year to keep our services running and more than 90% of these funds must be raised through fundraising, charitable donations and legacies.

We would not be here today without the support of individuals, businesses, trusts and groups in our community. If you would like to help make a difference in your community we would invite you to get involved. There are plenty of ways that you can join us as we seek to make a positive difference to the lives of people and families who require nursing care, transport or pre and post bereavement support. You could give up your time to volunteer in one of our shops or as a driver, you could take part in a fundraising challenge or host your own fundraising event or you could encourage your school or business to support us. Or you may choose to support in other ways, perhaps through a regular donation each month, making a donation in memory of a loved one or choosing to leave a gift in your Will.

However you choose to get involved or support us, we want to thank you now for your interest and help. For more inspiration on how you can get involved please click below or call us on 01434 606 444.

Making a Difference thanks to your help!

Each year the demand on our services continues to grow, our statutory funding reduces and our fundraising needs increase. We would not be where we are today without the continued support, interest and donations from all those in our community and beyond.

We must raise more than 90% of our annual funds through fundraising and charitable donations, and we make the most of every penny we receive.

£30 will provide 1 hour of direct nursing care.

£60 will pay for one journey to and from hospital for one of our patients.

£215 will pay for a bereavement support group session for adults.

£40,000 will cover the cost of our transport service for 1 year.

If you would like to make a donation today, whether that’s through a single gift or by setting up a regular donation, we would like to thank you for your generosity. You will be helping to make the difference in your local community, ensuring that families feel supported at some of the most difficult times of their lives and that those who require care, can access it when and where it counts. Thank you.

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What others say about us…

Tynedale Hospice enabled my Mum to die at home as she wished. Your services allowed her to die in her own bed with my Dad at her side and you managed her passing peacefully and with dignity. The kindness, professionalism of the nurses we met was overwhelming and they made this awful time more bearable.

I would recommend this fantastic service to everyone.  It’s the most wonderful service for people at their lowest and most vulnerable.  It has been a lifeline.  It’s the sort of thing you don’t think about until something like losing a loved one touches your life.

The Hospice has truly been our sanctuary; somewhere we could laugh, cry and just be who we needed to be. It has helped to make sense of the nightmare we found ourselves in. The support we have received has been second to none. Tynedale Hospice is a fantastic charity that does tremendous work.

The transport provided by Tynedale Hospice at Home is invaluable to our patients and their families, without it many would have to spend long days relying on hospital transport when they are unwell and feeling overwhelmed by all the treatment and appointments they have to attend. Our patients speak very highly of all the drivers and the service and feel that without the support they receive would be unable to cope with so many visits to hospital and would actually be unable to complete long weeks of radiotherapy without the on-going support.