Annual Report 2022/23

23rd October 2023

Iron work hearts planted into grass with lights outside Lincoln Cathedral

St Barnabas Hospice introduce their annual report for 2022/23, the year in which the charity celebrated 40 years of providing hospice care.

We deliver free, high-quality, compassionate end-of-life care and support to adults living with a life-limiting or terminal illness, their family, friends and carers. We aim to enable them to live as fully as they are able for however many days, weeks, months or years they have left.

2022/23 saw St Barnabas celebrate its 40th anniversary. Four decades of delivering hospice care is an incredible feat and over the years, we have been a lifeline for countless people who needed us.

Our clinical teams have worked tirelessly over the last year to ensure patients achieve their preferred place of care, while our Hospice Community Service Teams have maintained home visits to patients.

The specialist dementia care service that was commissioned the previous year has been expanded upon, with two nurses currently delivering this vital care in patients’ own homes. In line with St Barnabas Hospice’s aim to provide holistic care for the whole family, these clinicians support not only dementia patients but also their loved ones.

The Welfare & Benefits team have taken 6,500 referrals into the service and contacted each and every one within four days of the first contact. These referrals are from patients and their families needing help to apply for benefits and grants to ease the financial burden of palliative illness. Their hard work and dedication released benefits of £9,830,929.

After some challenging years for fundraising, due to the impact of Covid-19, 2022/23 saw a year of 40th Anniversary Celebrations from community led events, to displays at Lincoln Cathedral, Christmas spectaculars and the launch of our most ambitious fundraising and general awareness campaign to date – the HeART Trail.

Despite the cost-of-living crisis and increase in interest rates, 2022/23 resulted in a fantastic year for retail, with strong growth and a noticeable reduction in costs, resulting in record profits. St Barnabas Hospice’s flagship charity shop, The Warehouse in uphill Lincoln, celebrated its first year in business on 10th February, and what a year it’s been – over 120,000 items were sold, generating £410,000 in sales, which goes towards supporting hospice care.

To read St Barnabas Hospice’s complete Annual Report 2022/23, please visit 

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