Hospices of Hope US

Our Journey: 

Hospices of Hope was founded in 1991 by Graham Perolls CMG, OBE following a visit to a cancer hospital in Romania. To learn more about our story read the Journey or take a look at this video. 

The Hospices of Hope Network

We work with several country partners to ensure as many people as possible receive the hospice care they need. Their expertise means that high quality services are delivered to patients and their local knowledge allows us to liaise more effectively with national organisations to achieve national strategies on end of life care.

The nature of the partnership varies from country to country but our values and those of the Hospice movement are adopted by our country partners.

Find out more about:

Our work in RomaniaOur work in SerbiaOur work in MoldovaOur work in Albania


Romania

Hospice Casa Sperantei

Hospice Emanuel, Oradea

Visit HCS WebsiteVisit Hospice Emanuel Website

Serbia

BELhospice

Visit BELhospice's Website

Moldova

Hospice Aripile Sperantei (Wings of Hope)

Hospice Angelus, Soroca

Hospice Angelus, Ocnita

Hospice Taraclia

Cahul project – joint project with local state hospital

Visit Hospices of Hope Moldova's Website

Albania

Ryder Albania

ABC Health

Mary Potter Palliative Care Centre 

Visit Ryder Albania's WebsiteVisit ABC Health's WebsiteRead more about Marry Potter

Our Vision, Values and Strategy:

Our Vision 

Our vision is for all patients suffering from terminal or life-limiting illness to receive specialist hospice care so that they can live and die with dignity and without pain. 

Our Values

The importance of every individual

  • We value the difference of and are sensitive to the needs of each individual
  • We promote mutual respect and tolerance

Personal beliefs

  • We respect all religions and the sincerity of the followers of those religions. We do not seek to undermine the beliefs of others
  • Hospices of Hope was established as a Christian-based charity and seeks to uphold the principles of the Christian faith

Fairness

  • We exercise fairness and equal opportunities in our work and employment practices
  • We help people of all faiths and none on the basis of need and merit
  • We promote fair treatment for those who are at a disadvantage,  whatever their ethnic origin, gender or disability

Honesty and Transparency

  • We value personal integrity and honesty in both employees, partners and beneficiaries
  • We report on activities openly and honestly to all stakeholders
  • We consult partners and beneficiaries on policies, programme planning and implementation
  • We monitor and evaluate our work to ensure quality and assess impact

Professional Conduct

  • We value reliability and respect for confidentiality
  • We work to the highest professional standards

Responsible Stewardship of Resources

  • We exercise socially responsible investment policies and careful stewardship of financial and other resources

Our Strategy 

Our strategy is to increase access to free hospice care so that everyone suffering from terminal or life-limiting illness in South East Europe receives specialist end of life care when they need it. 

We do this by working with our country partners in Romania and Serbia and directly through our own charities in Moldova and Albania.  

We provide funding to our country partners but we cannot achieve full access to hospice care simply through finance. So we also provide advocacy, technical expertise and training and work with governments and other agencies to develop national strategies for end of life care.

Our purpose-built hospices in Romania provide best practice in hospice care and medical training and act as models for other organisations to follow. Our new hospice centre in Serbia and the centre in Copaceni for children with life-limiting conditions will set similar standards. 

We work with our country partners to achieve reforms in national health legislation or practice.  

Medical training

Another part of our strategy is to increase knowledge of hospice care among medical professionals. They, in turn, can introduce what they have learnt into their medical practices.  

Sharing experience and expertise

We share advice and knowledge with our country partners. For example we help with fundraising strategies. 

Lobbying

Equitable funding for hospice services is an issue in all our partner countries and we support our country partners with their lobbying to change this.