Island Hospice UK

Island Hospice and Bereavement Service UK is a registered charity which supports hospice and palliative care services for people living with a life-threatening illness in Africa.

International Partnership

Since 2002, we have worked in partnership with Island Hospice & Healthcare (IHH) in Zimbabwe.

Palliative Care

Through fundraising and outreach, we support hospice and palliative care services for those living with HIV/Aids and other life-threatening conditions.

Care & Support

We endorse IHH’s aim to offer a compassionate bereavement service and to pioneer care and support for young people.


There are many ways you can make a difference to families living with a terminal illness - please consider donating to IHBS UK.

What we do


Through direct fundraising and grants, IHBS UK funds essential medical care and support for those who need it. The money we raise supports professional teams specialising in palliative care and advice.


Our partners in Zimbabwe follow the principle of ‘Leaving No One Behind’ and their outreach programmes ensure that the local community plays a vital role in the provision of quality care and support services.


We aim to make groups in the UK more aware of the work of Island Hospice and Healthcare in Zimbabwe and how we can all support their work.

Working in partnership with Island Hospice Zimbabwe
we focus on the following

Our priorities
  • HIV/Aids and Child Care
  • Community Support
  • Access to Training and Advocacy
  • Influence

As the world around us changes, so has Island Hospice. Initially the Zimbabwe Hospice worked with cancer patients and older people, now its work is primarily around HIV/Aids and children.

A dedicated team of doctors, nurses, specialists, social and health care workers ensure that the care and support needed reaches as far and wide as possible.

Over the years of our partnership, pioneering steps have been taken in health care training, quality life interventions and pain assessment tools so that they can improve health care and support across the region.

Island Hospice and Healthcare provides more
health care than any other hospice in Zimbabwe

People directly supported since 1979
1979 2020
People who will receive palliative health care this month
Patients treated by community outreach team per month
HIV/Aids cases ongoing at any one time

About Us

Island Hospice and Bereavement Service UK (IHBS) believes that those facing life-limiting conditions, such as HIV and cancer, should receive the care and support they deserve. By actively supporting hospice care services in Southern Africa, we want to make a difference.

Since 2002, we have worked in partnership with Island Hospice and Healthcare (IHH) in Zimbabwe to provide home-based palliative care and a compassionate bereavement service.

Over the years, with support from us and other partners, we have seen them strengthen their ties with the local community: not only have doctors and nurses been mentored and trained, but numerous support programmes have been set up, championed by a growing network of carers, volunteers, teachers and church & community groups.

In addition to raising vital funds for these initiatives, we support Island Zimbabwe in their campaigns and activities to raise awareness across the globe.


Island Hospice Service resurrected me from death when I was very ill and now I am able to help and refer others who are HIV positive and sick to feel better and improve

– Lovemore Moyo (patient)

Had it not been for Island I would have been dead and buried already.. I would have been history but you keep us alive and going...

– Rural patient

I know what an excellent job you do and I can only imagine the hardship you endure to keep the service running

– Community partner

You are my saviour. You saved me yesterday from my pain, and now today you are here again...

– 90 year old patient with lung cancer

It was very good for me to listen to other peoples’ backgrounds because it’s not only me who lost my parents.

– Children (8-16) attending a grief workshop

The bereavement counselling has been my safe space....I can truly be myself and not have to wear my game face...I eagerly look forward to my appointments

– Widow 40 (wife died in childbirth)

Latest News, Events & Tweets

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Contact us

Island Hospice and Bereavement Service (UK)

Registered Charity number: 1091353 (UK)

To find out more about our work, please contact Alan Brooks on

Island Hospice and Healthcare (Zimbabwe)

6 Natal Road,

Tel: +263 4 701676