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When was the first hospice built?

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January 20, 2008 9:56PM

A hospice was originally a place of rest for travellers and in this sense of the word, it dates back to the fourth century. In the modern sense of a place where palliative care is provided for people with a terminal illness, the first purpose-built hospice is St. Christophers Hospice in London, England. It was built in 1967.