The purchase of the former hospital site to create a community run health and wellbeing centre for our area is done. The building was bought for £1,020,000 from NHS Property Services on 14th July 2023.

The success of the campaign was due to the wonderful fund-raising efforts of The League of Friends of the former Edward Hain Memorial Hospital, who have been working with people from St Ives and beyond for many years to save the hospital.

The Friends are now known as Friends of the Edward Hain Centre and the centre is run by an independent charity - The Edward Hain Centre. The Friends will continue to hold events and raise funds to keep the Centre going.

If you would like to support our mission, you can make a secure donation, above, through the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). If you are a UK taxpayer, please consider registering for Gift Aid (the option will be given during the ‘donate’ process). It adds 25% to your donation at no extra cost to you! Thank you.

For those wishing to make a donation of over £1,000, we can save on costs if you email us direct with your contact details. Of course, if you would still prefer to donate through CAF (above), you are welcome to. If you would like to add Gift aid, you can do so here.


There's an album of photos from the day the price was announced in the Our Photos page.

To learn about our upcoming fundraising events, click Join In.

The Edward Hain is a well-known and highly significant local building. In its almost 100 years as a community hospital, it has touched the lives of almost every family in the St. Ives community. This was our hospital, and the story behind its founding remains part of the town's rich history. We are determined to carry on the legacy of health care that began in 1920 as a memorial to one of St. Ives's fallen sons, Captain Edward Hain. 

More information

You can view a short film about the project at the upper right-hand side of this page, or on YouTube via this link. Many thanks to Senara for making this film, and to all who gave up their time to take part in it.

For more about the hospital and the Hain family, see the History page.

We are also on Facebook. To join the discussion there, please click here.

To be kept informed of our progress, you can join our mailing list here.