Dame Cicely Saunders Biography

Part 6

The Cicely Saunders Institute

Recognising that more research in Palliative Care was needed to support this growing specialty, Cicely believed that “we need one really serious research foundation to set standards for the world. Also, the hospice movement has largely concentrated on cancer; we need to look at other things, at what we can do for people with strokes and motor neurone disease. We need to go on learning so that in 10 years’ time we are doing things better than we are now. “ Thus, in 2002 in her early eighties, Cicely became a Founder Trustee and President of The Cicely Saunders Foundation (now Cicely Saunders International). Following a fundraising campaign by the trustees of Cicely Saunders International, £10 million was raised for the construction of The Cicely Saunders Institute. It opened on the Denmark Hill campus of King’s College London in 2010. It is the first institution in the world where researchers, practitioners, teachers and care are brought together under one roof, creating a complete multi-professional environment.

Dame Cicely Saunders: A Brother’s Story

The story of Dame Cicely Saunders as told by her brother Christopher

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