Birmingham’s John Taylor Hospice this year celebrates an incredible 110th anniversary – marking more than a century of caring for local people.
One of the oldest hospices in the country, John Taylor was founded in 1910 by the people of Birmingham who fundraised to provide a ‘home of rest for the dying’. Spearheaded by city doctor and suffragette Dr Mary Darby Sturge, the hospice opened as the Taylor Memorial Home in Showell Green House in Sparkhill near the then Women’s Hospital.
The hospice was named after Birmingham’s pioneering women’s gynaecologist John Taylor and initially cared only for women with gynaecological cancers. After the Second World War, the hospice moved into The Grange in Erdington, its home for the past 70 years…
Read the full story over on the JTH blog. Congratulations to JTH — not just one of the oldest hospices in the country, but a social enterprise hospice too.