The Peace Hospice has changed its name and has a brand new look.

This week, the hospice, which helps more than 1,500 patients with a life limiting illness from across south west Hertfordshire each year, became Peace Hospice Care and launched a new logo.

Peace Hospice Care Chairman of Trustees, David Ellis OBE said: "The reason for our name change is that the words ‘The Peace Hospice’ suggest that our services are based only at the building, but of course our work is now far wider, spreading across south west Hertfordshire including our Hospice at Home service, work in schools, nursing homes, bereavement support and with healthcare professionals.

"We are also looking to deliver some of our services away from the Hospice building in the future - and not just at our Watford base."

He added: "The logo as well as being a bit dated also points us to the physical building. At a time when we are trying to extend our services in areas like Borehamwood and Potters Bar, the building, although well known in Watford, is unlikely to be recognised in these wider areas.

"Although our name is changing to ‘Peace Hospice Care’, our physical building will still be referred to as ‘The Peace Hospice’.

Peace Hospice Care chief executive Sue Plummer said: "This is an exciting time for us as we move forward but we’re also aware that our past remains an important part of who we are.

"We were delighted that local design agency ‘Stop the Train’ gave us free support in not only designing our new logo but also in helping to support the consultation process.

"Our new identity will help us to look more professional and therefore should help us reach more people who need our services and raise more money through our fundraising and trading operations."

Creative Director from Stop the Train, Angela Ellis said: "As big supporters of Peace Hospice Care we were delighted to work with the hospice on establishing their new identity.

"It was the perfect way for us to show our support for what they do in the community."

Peace Hospice Care continues to provide an inpatient unit, day service, hospice at home service, supportive care service that includes bereavement support.

For more information on Peace Hospice Care visit or call 01923 330330.