The Lambert; a new home for Herriot Hospice Homecare


Plans are progressing for Herriot Hospice Homecare to transform a much-loved community space in Thirsk into a community hub for people living with terminal illness and bereavement in Hambleton and Richmondshire.

With the support of our local community and partnerships with the Friends of Lambert Hospital and Hambleton District Council, we are bringing the former Lambert Hospital, in Thirsk, back into use after three years as a local hospice care base. This will significantly increase the accessibility and availability to hospice care for families across our community.

Please note that the image on the right was taken pre-Covid-19.

As part of our plans, we will renovate the space to create a new four-bed inpatient unit, bereavement counseling rooms, an education centre, café and community hub facility with meeting space and IT facilities. The building will also become the home for our much-loved and already established community services, including the end-of-life care home service, sitting, befriending and driving services.

The idea of using the former NHS hospital to provide much-needed hospice services began when more than 600 people put forward suggestions to Hambleton District Council as part of a public consultation into the future of the Lambert building. The council agreed with the community-identified need for hospice care in their area and formally gifted the building to Herriot, the public’s preferred choice of provider.

Partners in our project include the Friends of Lambert Hospital and Hambleton District Council.

Now, we are urging residents of Thirsk and the surrounding areas to get involved in bringing the Lambert Hospital back into use as a hospice care community hub.

How can I get involved?

There are three main ways people can currently get involved in our project:

Terms and Conditions:

North Yorkshire Hospice Care is a registered charity in England and Wales (518905) with a family of services operating as Herriot Hospice Homecare, Just 'B', Saint Michael's Hospice and Talking Spaces.

North Yorkshire Hospice Care is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales (2121179). Registered address Crimple House, Hornbeam Park Avenue, Harrogate, HG2 8NA.