St. Margaret’s Hospice has today (Monday 6 November) announced that it will be opening a new funeral home in Taunton in the coming weeks as a natural extension of its end of life care.


Profits generated from the Funeral Service, located in Taunton, will be re-invested to enable St. Margaret’s to widen the reach of its exceptional care and support provided to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness.


Ann Lee, Chief Executive of St. Margaret’s Hospice said, “We are all about providing the best possible support, at end of life, and we feel that our new service will provide more choice to patients, their families and the public”.


“The funeral service forms part of our ‘Fit for Future’ programme, which involves rolling out innovative new models of support to ensure that we can sustain our services as we experience significant increase in demand from those facing life limiting illnesses across Somerset”.


Joy Milliken, Clinical Director at St. Margaret’s Hospice, added. “St. Margaret’s is a much loved local charity with a strong reputation within the community we serve. We are known for our exceptional care at what is a very difficult time for our patients and their families. The profits from the new funeral service will mean we can continue to extend our support into the community, both within our inpatient units and the care that we provide in the home.”

St. Margaret’s Hospice has worked with and taken advice from experts in the industry in the setting up of the funeral service and has appointed an experienced Funeral Director to run the Taunton Funeral Home. The service will offer high quality and affordable funerals to families across Somerset.