The vision of Martin House became a reality thanks to the dedication of the Venerable Richard M C Seed, Archdeacon of York, and to the generosity of thousands of people who raised money. The hospice was formally opened by the Duchess of Kent in 1987. The founding Head Nurse, Lenore Hill, was appointed one year prior to the opening. This meant that right from the start she played an integral role in shaping the development of Martin House to fully meet the needs of the children and their families.
The impact on a family in which there is a child with a life limiting illness is difficult to imagine, but we are committed to being alongside the children and families in a way which is as flexible as possible. We have worked collaboratively with many different families over the years and they have helped us develop and fine-tune what we are able to offer, and to expand the range of our services.
Martin House is located in Yorkshire, on the edge of the historic villages of Clifford and Boston Spa. It is served by local buses and road links to the nearby cities of Leeds, Bradford and York, as well as being within three miles of national motorway links. Main line train stations are close by in Leeds and York and Leeds/Bradford airport is thirty five minutes away.
Location of Martin House
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Boston Spa High Street