About St Barnabas

Learn about your local hospice charity and discover how the St Barnabas Lottery helps to keep our vital care services running.


St Barnabas House hospice has been open since 1973, offering palliative care to patients, and ongoing support for families and friends following the loss of a loved one.

We care for patients from Worthing, Adur, Arun and Chanctonbury – Worthing, Lancing, Shoreham, Littlehampton, Henfield, Steyning, Partridge Green and Storrington. We have an in-patient Unit with 20 beds at our new Titnore Lane hospice as well as an extensive Hospice at Home team offering nursing care in patients’ own homes.

We offer all our care to patients free of charge. It costs over £5 million each and every year to run St Barnabas House hospice and as we are not part of the NHS, we have to raise 75% of our running costs from the local community. We rely on the generosity of local people and the Lottery plays a huge part in our fundraising – every Lottery membership helps to support us.

At St Barnabas House we treat patients who require palliative care. Their illnesses can’t be cured, but we can help patients manage their symptoms and administer pain relief, offering respite care both in the hospice and through our Hospice at Home service. We focus our care services on promoting dignity, alleviating pain wherever possible and supporting the friends and family of patients throughout the journey, from diagnosis to bereavement.

We offer a variety of services to our patients, depending on their circumstances and the referral details from their doctor. Our in-patient Unit has 20 beds and includes family rooms, all of which have en-suite facilities. The Day Hospice is a social space where patients can meet other people going through similar illnesses or treatment, whilst providing a social environment that includes symptom management and support throughout their illness. Our Hospice at Home team offer hands-on nursing care to patients who choose to remain in their own homes.