We serve people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses within Darlington and the surrounding districts.

We offer:

  • Support for patients and respite for carers through Community Hospice services.
  • Help to monitor pain and symptom control in conjunction with members of the Primary Health Care teams.
  • Help to support patients and their families emotionally, socially, spiritually and psychologically.
  • Practical, social and emotional support in the patient's own home.
  • Day Hospice "Choices" 12 week programme and specialist clinics, for any patient who requires palliative care in order to maintain independence and dignity.
  • Bereavement support and counselling.
  • Family Support Service.
  • In Patient Care - six beds.
  • Lymphoedema Clinic.
  • Driving service.
  • Education for professionals and volunteers.

We respect the individuality of people and their right to die peacefully and with dignity in surroundings of their own choice. We believe this to be achievable through specialist pain and symptom control, open communication, the promotion of independence and the provision of a supportive network for those it helps and their carers up to and after bereavement.

Who to contact

Contact name
Medical Team Admin
01325 254 321

Charity number - 518394

Where to go

St Teresa's Hospice
The Woodlands
Woodland Road
County Durham

Other details

Cost description
All of our core services are offered free of charge.
Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

We accept referrals from members of the Primary Health Care Team (in particular GPs and District Nurses), Macmillan Nurses, hospital Doctors and nursing staff and allied health care professionals.

Relatives, friends or patients themselves can also ring direct to discuss referral to all our services with a member of staff.

Referrals can be made for any of the services listed above. Please contact us for more information.


Durham County Council's Families Information Service does not promote nor endorse the services advertised on this website. Anyone seeking to use/access such services does so at their own risk and may make all appropriate enquiries about fitness for purpose and suitability to meet their needs.
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Address: The Woodlands  Woodland Road  Darlington  County Durham

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