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India's first hospice

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Shanti Avedna Sadan

A home for terminally ill Cancer Patients.

A Hospice

An institution that takes care of advanced terminally ill Cancer patients. It is neither a hospital nor a home. It is both. Offering the specialized care of a hospital with the love and care of home

A terminally ill Cancer Patient

Someone who has exhausted all avenues of medical treatment for the disease and for whom there is no possible cure - be it surgery; radiation therapy; or chemotherapy.


A non-governmental voluntary organization, run by a Charitable Trust. Shanti Avedna Sadan is totally FREE OF COST and is for people of all castes and religions.

A light in the darkness
Years of Service
29990 +
Patients cared for
centres pan india

We offer:

24 Hour In-Patient Care

For all Advanced & Terminally ill Cancer Patients.

Intensive Care

To relieve pain and all distressing symptoms to bring Peace in Body, Mind and Spirit.

Doctor in attendance

For all medical needs.

Free of cost

For people of all castes and religions

Our motto

Where there is love, there is no pain

We desire to have patients come in earlier rather than later so that they can avail of the care given to relieve their suffering and enjoy a better quality of life. We invite you to send your loved ones so that they may be free of Pain and at Peace.

need to be admitted?

A place to live!

A Hospice is NOT only a place to die peacefully but rather a place ‘To Live’ with better quality of living provided by good Palliative Care for the days that are left!

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Make a donation

Shanti Avedna Sadan has been built and is run thanks to generous donors like you. All donations however big or small are receipted and acknowledged. We also have 80G certification from the Income Tax Department. So you also can benefit from a Tax Exemption for your donation. All cheques must be made in the name of 'Shanti Avedna Sadan'. There is a designated box next to the reception area for cash donations. You may also meet with the Administrator in person and discuss your intentions for making a donation.

Become a Volunteer

Serving a Cancer Patient is not easy. Shanti Avedna Sadan is administered by the Religious Sisters of the Holy Cross, Menzingen. For them serving cancer patients is at the core of their vocation. It is an act of love. We also have lay people who are part of the paramedical staff. If you are moved by the plight of the Cancer Patient and would like to serve as a volunteer on a long term basis, you are most welcome to meet our Administrator during office hours.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it a registered body?

The Shanti Avedna Sadan Trust is a Charitable Trust, registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860 No.BOM 173/78 G.B.B.S.D and the Bombay Public Trusts Act 1950, No.F-4862 (Bom) of 1978.

Are there any branches?

The first Sadan and the main branch was established in Mumbai in 1986. Over the years we established branches in Delhi (1994), near Safdarjung Hospital, and in Goa (1986), in the village of Loutulim.

What is the capacity?

The main Branch in Mumbai, with the new extension can accommodate up to 100 in-patients. There are five patient wards of 10 beds each and fifty patients in double-bedded rooms.

The Branch in Delhi has a capacity of 40 beds, with one floor for the males and one for the females.

The Branch in Goa is in a village setting. We started with a Goan Villa donated to us. Today we have a brand new modern building with bright airy rooms and fully equipped to look after our in-patients. We have a capacity for 25 patients.

Are there any private rooms?

Shanti Avedna Sadan is a service organization where absolutely no charges are levied. Hence, there are no private rooms in any of the Branches. The patients are always encouraged to be in the wards, as they can be looked after better and never remain lonely. The single rooms are not given on request, but are allotted by the nursing staff according to the needs of the patients. Each bed in the ward in all the Branches, however, can be curtained off for individual privacy and comfort when needed.

Who is entitled to this care?

Any patient who has advanced Cancer is entitled to this care. It is important however, that all possible useful treatment for the Cancer has already been given, and the patient will not benefit from any such further treatment, even for palliation. Our doctors very carefully screen the patient to confirm this, before admission. Preference for admission is given to those cases with severe distressing symptoms and the poor and destitute. All admissions are made irrespective of any caste or creed.

All rights of admission to Shanti Avedna Sadan are under jurisdiction of the Trust.

What are the timings for admissions?

Admissions are normally done during the daytime working hours from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. There are no emergency admissions.

We are at


216 Mount Mary Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai 400 050
Tel: +91-22-26427464,


1-Factory Road, Ring Road,
Near Safdarjung Hospital, 
New Delhi 110 029
Tel: +91-11-2619 5092


Nacorda, Loutulim,
Salcette, Goa 403 718
Tel: +91-832-2777024,