Hospices of Hope US About us Who we are About us Who's who Why we are needed What we do Our countries Albania Moldova Romania Serbia US publications and updates Past virtual events News Publications COVID-19 Video gallery Thank you! Support us Donate Donate Appeals Fundraisers In memory Leave a gift in your will Corporate Giving Fundraise Ideas Set up a fundraising page Fundraise as a group Host a collection box In the office Overseas Volunteer Events Blog Donate About Us About 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. Our Country Partners: 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.