About St. Joseph's Hospice

St Joseph's Hospice is one of the oldest hospices in the country, initially founded in 1962 to support overseas work. Our Thornton hospice opened in 1974 and each year we provide care and support to over 200 people with life limiting conditions from within the West Lancashire, Sefton, Liverpool and Knowsley areas.

The hospice has 31 patient rooms providing high quality end of life and long term care and is situated in 12 acres of beautiful woodland. Our nurse-led service helps create a home from home environment for our patients and provides ongoing support to their families. Clinical activity is supported by our in-house NMP (non-medical prescriber) nurses, a visiting GP and a local network of specialist clinical support.

Our Values

Our values are: Compassion, Respect, Dignity, Hospitality and Trust. Our values apply equally to our patients, their relatives, our volunteers and staff, our visitors and guests, our supporters and to the healthcare professionals from other organisations who work alongside us.