FRIENDS OF HOSPICE
Supporting Bermuda’s only hospice, Agape House, aptly named for the caring, compassion and unconditional love that our teams and volunteers bring to all members of our community affected by terminal and life-threatening illnesses.
“You matter because of who you are. You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.”
Dame Cicely Saunders
Friends of Hospice was established in May 1994 as a non-profit organization with the sole mandate to support Bermuda’s only hospice Agape House by fundraising, providing therapeutic and practical help and emotional support programmes, and volunteer services.
We are located at Agape House in a peaceful setting in Paget, surrounded by beautiful gardens, and adjacent to the Kind Edward VII Memorial Hospital. Our family-centered approach creates a comforting, dignified environment for our patients, day programme participants, visitors, loved ones and friends.
The Friends of Hospice team works in collaboration with a medical team of palliative care specialists from the Bermuda Hospitals Board who care for the patients at Agape House, while we at Friends of Hospice provide many complementary therapies and support services.
Friends of Hospice is governed by a professional Board of Directors and supported by hundreds of committed volunteers. Together, we are focused on enhancing the quality of life for the patients at Agape House, their family, friends and loved ones, and our Day Hospice programme participants.