Light up a Life
Light up a Life in memory of loved ones no longer with us - services in Hythe on 4th December and in Lymington on 11th December.
NEW! Oakhaven Jigsaw
Our limited edition jigsaw puzzle makes a perfect Christmas gift - buy now while stocks last!
Oakhaven Christmas cards
Our new range of Christmas cards is now available in our charity shops and online.
For those whose lives are affected by illness
Whether you are impacted by illness, caring for someone who is ill or recently bereaved we are still here for you.
Signposting for Carers
We are committed to helping carers within our community and have detailed some useful information to support you in your time of need.
A special way to remember
Raising funds for Oakhaven can be a fitting way to honour your loved one and create a legacy by supporting others who are at the end of life within our community.
Making every moment matter
Oakhaven Hospice provides specialist palliative care and support to those facing life-limiting illness and their loved ones in both a home and hospice setting.
Our team of specialist Oakhaven nurses, doctors, counsellors and physiotherapists ease physical symptoms and offer psychological, spiritual and social support.
Our care is tailored to suit the needs of each individual and, with a blend of expertise and compassion, the team offers support for people when they need it most.
Information on the range of services we offer at the hospice, through our wellbeing events and classes along with practical assistance to help you live with your illness can be found within this website.
In 2022 we celebrated official 30th anniversary of Oakhaven Hospice. Three decades of care for the community of the New Forest and Waterside and more recently that of Totton and the surrounding areas. Take a look back at our history.
From small beginnings, the hospice has now blossomed into a well respected and loved part of our community providing support and care for all those with a life-limiting illness.
How can we help?
Oakhaven provides dedicated hospice care with a team of nurses, doctors, counsellors and physiotherapists to ease symptoms and offer psychological, spiritual and social support.
Our purpose-built wellbeing centre offers practical support, social activities and wellbeing classes for anyone whose life has been impacted by health issues or the loss of a loved one.
Care at home
Oakhaven Care is a social enterprise company whose team of highly trained carers provide high quality everyday care for adults in their own homes. All profits go to Oakhaven Hospice.
Take part in one of our events with your family and friends to help us raise funds or host an event of your own at home, at work or in your community.
This year, hospices are opening their doors to local MPs as part of Hospice Care Week to share what it’s like to work at a hospice. MPs across the UK are partnering with their local hospice to shadow a variety of roles including nurses, shop volunteers, gardeners or members of the catering team. Raising awareness […]Read More
Register now for our festive 3km fun run in Lymington On Sunday 3rd December, Oakhaven will once again turn Lymington into a sea of Santas and festive friends. This will be our 14th annual Santa Dash, which over the years has raised more than £168,000 for the Hospice. Known by many as the unofficial start […]Read More
10 years of our volunteer-led, community-based neighbours scheme The Oakhaven Neighbours scheme was created ten years ago to provide Oakhaven’s patients with non-clinical and companionship support at home. Over the past decade, this volunteer programme has flourished, now with over fifty volunteers generously giving a few hours a week. In 2013 it was identified that […]Read More
Voices for Hospices Choir Concert in aid of Hampshire’s Hospices The Voices for Hospices Choir is delighted to announce that after a wonderful concert held at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens on 2nd September 2023, raised an amazing £26,000 for Hampshire’s Hospices, including Oakhaven Hospice. On a lovely sunny and warm day, around 700 singers […]Read More
Hospice Care Week visit The community nursing team at Oakhaven Hospice is looking forward to a visit by the Rt Hon Sir Desmond Swayne TD, on Friday 24th November. The MP for New Forest West will be visiting Oakhaven as part of a Hospice Care Week initiative by Hospice UK to raise awareness of the […]Read More
Join the festive fun at our Holly Jolly Christmas Fayre! A Holly Jolly Time! On Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November, everyone is welcome at our Holly Jolly Christmas Fayre, taking place at the Coates Centre. A wide selection of stalls and festive delights will await you, including: a Grand Raffle, baked goods, Christmas gifts, […]Read More
Ladieswear, menswear, homeware and children’s departments On Wednesday 18th October, our new retail charity shop in Hythe was opened by Melville Kendal, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Andrew Ryde, Chief Executive Officer of Oakhaven Hospice. The new store at 1 and 2 Marsh Parade in Hythe town centre replaces the previous Oakhaven shop […]Read More
Your local hospice is experiencing an increase in demand and a shortfall in income – can you help? Oakhaven Hospice is proud to be part of your community, supporting local people and their loved ones as they face end of life, completely free of charge. Oakhaven’s clinical team cared for around 1,400 patients and their […]Read More
24-Hour Danceathon for Oaktober Mornington Court Cinnamon Care in New Milton is the latest local business to announce it will be taking part in Oakhaven Hospice’s brand-new and exciting fundraising initiative, OAKtober. On Friday 20th October, Mornington Court Homes Admissions Advisor, Lisa Walsh, will be starting a 24-hour Danceathon to raise money for the hospice. […]Read More
Artfully Oakhaven auction and exhibition Throughout September, we held our biennial Artfully Oakhaven online auction and we’re delighted to report that Artfully Oakhaven 2023 has raised £9,000. Over 100 works of art were generously donated by local artists for the auction, which launched online at the beginning of September. The art was displayed at a […]Read More
Scottish Spinners cycle North Coast 500 for Oakhaven Four courageous friends have cycled the North Coast 500, unsupported over 5 days. All novice cyclists, the ‘Scottish Spinners’ covered 830km and over 10,000 metres of mountains around the Scottish Highlands, all supporting Oakhaven Hospice. The North Coast 500 is a 516-mile route around the north coast […]Read More
Oakhaven Hospice has announced the appointment of Melville (Mel) Kendal as the new Chair of its Board of Trustees Mel will bring extensive experience and expertise to the title having served on the trustee Boards of a number of Charities and was Treasurer of Oakhaven Hospice for eight years before being appointed Chairman. He is […]Read More