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The Butterfly Hospice 

Based in Boston, Lincolnshire, the role of The Butterfly Hospice is to provide palliative care and holistic support to patients and their families, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Providing for those who are aged 18+ and referred by a healthcare professional, our patients come to us for respite, symptom control and for care at the end of life.

The Hospice is dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients facing a life-limiting illness by providing choice, care and support in a hospice setting. When you or someone you care about is seriously ill, you want to know that they are getting the best possible care and treatment, and so do we. We enrich people’s quality of life by relieving symptoms such as pain, breathlessness and other distressing problems through the skills of our experienced and caring teams.

Our In-Patient Unit is staffed by a clinical team with specialised skills in dealing with the physical and emotional effects of life limiting illnesses including cancer, heart disease and neurological conditions. The clinical team includes doctors, nurses, therapists and spiritual support, who provide the best possible, personalised care 24 hours a day for the duration of someone’s stay.

In addition to the care and support of our Clinical Team, the Kitchen Staff offer an array of homemade meals and snacks, prepared and cooked fresh as and when requested by those staying with us. Our kitchen staff are flexible and professional, ensuring no one goes hungry and all palettes are catered for.

Patients also have the opportunity to receive a weekly visit from ‘Therapy Dogs Nationwide’. An organisation ran by volunteers, Therapy Dogs Nationwide attend every Friday morning, allowing patients and their families to spend some quality time with a fully trained Therapy Dog, proven to boost happiness and help those who are unable to have their own dog with them.

You can contact The Butterfly Hospice Patient Enquiries/Nursing Team on 01205 446780 or by emailing

Alternatively, if you have lost a loved one and would like further information and/or support following your bereavement you can find more on the support available page.

The Butterfly Hospice Trust is proud to work in partnership with Lincolnshire Community Health Service, Macmillan Cancer Support Services who are based on site as well as Therapy Dogs Nationwide.

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