The Future

As a leading charity in Northern Ireland and an international voice on palliative care, Northern Ireland Hospice has a key role in shaping the future provision of palliative care in Northern Ireland for children, young people and adults.

After a progressive period in 2016, which witnessed the opening of a new state of the art adult hospice, day hospice and education centre, coupled with an internal management review and restructure, Northern Ireland Hospice is now focused on providing for the future needs of the local population working to five key areas of focus for the year ahead;


To remain committed to our core business of providing world-class palliative care to all who need it; supporting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the individual, promoting individual choice and extending our care in support of the wider family unit


To continue to develop our multi-disciplinary approach, expanding our reach beyond cancer, to those with a dementia, neurological or respiratory diagnosis


Through education, research and innovation, scope new and alternate sources of income, enhancing the self-sustainability of our frontline services


To strategically position NI Hospice at the forefront of public lobbying, driving a focused and determined 50/50 funding campaign for all NI Hospice commissioned services


To enhance the profile of Northern Ireland Hospice across the international palliative care network, showcasing the first class care delivered in Northern Ireland and encouraging shared learning, without borders, through our Project ECHO European SuperHUB status

Demand for the services provided by Northern Ireland Hospice continues to grow year on year. As a specialist palliative care organisation, offering inpatient and community-based services, and the only provider of Children’s Hospice services in Northern Ireland, we are now focused on shaping our organisation to be appropriately scoped and scaled to meet the emerging needs of the next generation.