From little acorns mighty oaks grow.
Oakhaven Hospice came in to being because of the vision of Phoebe Coates who donated the land in memory of her husband John in the late 1980s.
From these small beginnings, Oakhaven has evolved into a service that provides care and supports individuals and their families both in the Hospice and within their homes.
Our community-based service was officially opened in 1992 by the Duchess of Kent and since then Oakhaven has evolved and grown to offer a wide range of services to care holistically for those who require our support across the New Forest, Waterside and Totton areas.
The vital services we provide in both the Hospice and home setting are a testimony to the generosity and vision of Mrs Coates. This, in addition to the hard work of key individuals in the early stages of this local project and the community's incredible coming together to support it, built the platform for the work that we do today that is so valued by patients, carers and families alike.
We are thankful to the Coates family for their generosity, without which Oakhaven would not be able to provide support and comfort to those within our community who need it.