North Staffordshire's Douglas Macmillan Hospice celebrating its 40th birthday with a Royal visit.
The Duke of Gloucester will tour the Blurton hospice on Wednesday May 14 and meet staff and volunteers, patients and their families and local civic leaders.
He visit the Inpatient Unit, the Community Lodges and the Day Therapy Unit.
Hospice chief executive Michelle Roberts said; "We are delighted and honoured to be receiving a Royal Visit. It is a very fitting reward to all those members of staff and volunteers who have worked at the Hospice over the 40 years we have been caring for people in North Staffordshire.
"The services we now offer to over 2,700 patients and their immediate families is much improved and advanced since we opened our doors in 1973, when we first admitted patients.
"I am pleased that we will be able to show and explain to His Royal Highness the facilities and expertise we have here today to care for people suffering from a life limiting illness."