Facts and Figures

Key facts

It takes a lot of staff, volunteers and funding to keep everything operational in order to meet the needs of our patients.  Please find below some facts and figures about Foyle Hospice, which gives some idea of the resources required to facilitate our services.

For further information on our achievements, please feel free to download copies of our most recent Annual Reports and Fact Sheets.  To request a hard copy or alternative format please contact us.


Key facts list

  • Less than 30% of our funding comes from the Health and Social Care Board, the remainder comes from donations across the local community.
  • All our services are provided to patients and families free of charge.
  • Our catchment area covers the Northern sector of the Western Trust which includes parts of both counties Derry/Londonderry and Tyrone, encompassing some 250,000 plus inhabitants.
  • Our services are provided by around 80 dedicated Hospice employees.
  • Almost 500 dedicated volunteers help us to deliver our services..
  • We provide care and support to people who are living with a life-limiting illnesses
  • Foyle Hospice has been operating since 1985.
  • In-patient Unit provides care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Our Specialist Palliative Community Team provide support to patients and families in their home 5 days a week.
  • Our Day Hospice team offer respite care to patients 3 days a week, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
  • We provide a telephone advice line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Your donation could support:


Day Hospice therapies: £10

1 hour of care in IPU: £22

 1 hour Healing Hearts counselling session for a grieving child or teen: £26

1 Home Care Visit: £70

IPU bed cost per 24 hours: £530



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Strategic Plan 2018 - 2021

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