Asked in Hospice
When was the first hospice built?
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.