Hospices provide care specifically for terminally ill people and give support to their carers both in the hospice and at home. There is one hospice in the borough, St Raphael's.

St Raphael's offers the special skills of Hospice care to those facing life-threatening illness living in the boroughs of Merton and Sutton (predominantly Wimbledon, Merton, Sutton and Cheam).

The service is completely free of charge, and includes:

  • skilled medical care provided by doctors and nurses
  • care at home or in the Hospice/palliative care centre
  • a day centre providing social and creative opportunities, as well as treatments, sometimes including complementary therapies
  • support for friends, family and children
  • spiritual support
  • respite care to give carers a break
  • counselling.

For general enquiries contact:

St Raphael’s Hospice
London Road
North Cheam

Email: enquiries@straphaels.org.uk
Telephone: 020 8335 4575
Fax: 020 8335 4577

You can also visit their website St Raphael’s Hospice Website

Private nursing and rest homes

Some private nursing and rest homes also specialise in the care of the terminally ill. Your doctor or hospital consultant should know of such homes.

Paying for residential or nursing home care

Children's hospices

  • The closest Children’s Hospice to residents living in the Borough of Merton is Richard House. Visit their website at Richard House Website