About Us History History 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. 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. In June 2018, Harlington Hospice had become aware of the closing of the Inpatient Unit at Michael Sobell Hospice (Northwood). It has sadly closed due to major changes with the clinical provider, East & North Herts Hospital NHS Trust, and an increasing awareness that the Hospice building was in need of refurbishment in order to offer the best possible environment for our patients and their families. Following a vehement campaign by Michael Sobell Hospice Charity and the local community it was agreed the unit could reopen. In December 2019 Harlington Hospice became the new clinical partner at Michael Sobell Hospice. Harlington Hospice,worked extremely hard to negotiate contacts with the Clinical Commissioning Group and provided the necessary clinical and administrative processes and procedures needed to operate the new Unit. Together with Michael Sobell Hospice Charity they were delighted to announce the reopening of the Inpatient Unit at Michael Sobell Hospice in December 2019 with the first patient admitted in January 2020.