Take a look at what makes us so special

Watch our video to find out more about our services and hear from patients and staff about the difference Dove House makes to local people.

Please note some of the filming was done before the Coronavirus pandemic and as such the use of PPE and social distancing currently in place at the hospice is not shown.

What patients and their families have to say:

Just what we needed

"The kindness shown to my husband in his time of need was just what we needed at such a heartbreaking time for us both. I don't know what we would have done without such compassion."

Eternally grateful

"It's a total rollercoaster, but my dad got the best care he sorely needed and deserved. What a team you have at Dove House Hospice. Everyone always had a smile and a kind/funny word. Can't thank you all enough for looking after him so well. I am eternally grateful to you all."

Care, support and kindness

"Dove House's care, support and kindness to my sister and us as a family was incredible. Time was spent getting to know her as a person, not just a patient. She liked company and it greatly helped us knowing she wasn't left on her own in the room."


"The care Mum received was outstanding. Every person we came into contact with was amazing including receptionists, caretakers, catering team and the whole medical team; they offered Mum and us care and compassion you can only dream of."

A second family

"Special thanks to all medical, nursing, therapy, catering, domestic staff and volunteers. To all amazing Dove House staff thank you for all the loving care and support you gave our family. You were like a second family to us and were always there to support us."
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Upcoming Events & FundraisingTake a look at what events and fundraising is coming up to support Dove House Hospice

10 Sep 2022

It's A Knockout!

Take on your chance to become champions of the inflatables!
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08 Oct 2022

Northern Belle Steam Special

The Northern Belle will steam majestically off towards the spectacular 72-mile Settle-Carlisle line. Painstakingly hewn out of the North Pennine moors and Yorkshire Dales during the 1870s by an army of 6,000 navvies, this has been voted number two in a list of “The World’s 10 Greatest Train Journeys”.
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22 Apr 2023

Sahara Trek 2023

Immerse yourself in the local culture as you walk through rural villages, and follow ancient caravan routes. Admire the breath taking views of the Atlas mountains, arid scenery, amazing sand dunes, and even the occasional oasis along the journey.
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Our Vision & Values Positive, Professional and Passionate

Everyone involved with Dove House Hospice, including Trustees, Staff, and Volunteers are proud to live and work by the values of the hospice, that “United we will be passionate, positive and professional”. Click the link button below to learn more about mission, vision and values.
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We will be UNITED;

always willing to help, show empathy and support for others, and will wear the hospice uniform and/or badge with pride.

We will be PASSIONATE:

to be a champion of the hospice, work hard to go the extra mile, and to be enthusiastic, committed and willing to adapt and change.

We will be POSITIVE:

to search for solutions when dealing with a problem, to encourage, give praise and be open to other people’s ideas, and greet people warmly with a smile.


to live the hospice values and follow our own professional code of conduct, to show respect for all persons and the environment, and to be polite and considerate to all persons within and outside the hospice.