Old picture of Lansdowne House Harlington       Old picture of back of Lansdowne House Harlington

 

Over thirty years ago Reg and Mary Hopkins had a vision. Their wish was to make the End of Life for local people more comfortable and peaceful. They recruited more volunteers and began a long and arduous journey to establish what we all know as Harlington Hospice which now supports people throughout the London Borough of Hillingdon.

That small group initially worked from their homes, raising funds and starting with volunteer run services. As the organisation grew it needed premises: first in Victoria Lane and then expanding to a building behind the doctors surgery in Lansdowne House. Finally, the Hospice bought the whole St Peters Way site, securing it’s future.  

The Hospice At Home service started in 2003. This provided specialist nursing and care staff to support people and their families in the final days and weeks of their lives. This care enabled people to fulfill their wish to stay at home as long as possible and often to die there.

Over recent years, Lansdowne House has been refurbished and extended. Modern and welcoming, this is home to our expanding range of services including Day Care, Counselling, Children’s Bereavement Support, Dementia Support, Wellbeing Services, Services for Carers and Lymphoedema Clinics.

Increasingly we care for people in their homes. A key part of our approach is working closely with other healthcare professionals to ensure care is coordinated and tailored for each individual, their family and friends.

Looking forward, more people want and need the services we provide. We are constantly seeking new ways to expand our facilities and are widening our services to support people with a more complex range of long-term conditions, including dementia. In addition our services aim to ensure people with long-term conditions are not admitted to hospital unnecessarily and also can be discharged from hospital as soon as they are clinically stable, supported by our specialist home care.

Harlington Hospice was set up by concerned residents and has grown because we have huge community involvement. We thank all those who have supported us and hope that you and others will continue to join us on our developing journey.

grounds at harlington Hospice     Tulips outside Lansdowne house