top of page

Our Story

We had our humble beginnings in 2000. It all started from being a database provider using Access for one of the best care experts in the sector. Later in 2016, we launched our web application. Our focus is to make care management easier for the teams by helping them do what they do best. Today we have a strong client base across the United Kindom, and we aspire to continue expanding and evolving as per the evolving customer needs.

Our Milestones





Our Launch In Access

Incorporation of The Care Database at Shooting Star Children’s Hospice


Served 11 Hospices

Web App Development

Development began on our web application

Strong Customer Base

Serving 16+ Hospices across UK

Our Mission

To provide the best software functionality to manage the care needs of children and adults with a life-limiting illness. The Care Database brings together a community of experts, happy to share their ideas and processes. We believe that strong engagement builds strong relationships and even stronger functionality.

Patient and Nurse

Our Vision

The Care Database's vision is to continue extending its reach as the most comprehensive care management software serving children and adults with a life-limiting illness. We will continue to evolve with our growing community of users and help care sectors realize their maximum potential by delivering the best solutions for their evolving objectives. 

Empowering Hospices Across the UK

Connecting with compassion, one hospice at a time.

Our commitment goes beyond technology; it's about making a meaningful impact. Our journey continues as we aspire to serve even more hospices and healthcare providers, further enriching the lives of patients and their families.

All Hands In

Committed to Care, Cultivating Compassion 

Our Customer-Centric Culture

We believe in putting our clients at the heart of everything we do. Our culture is all about empathy, understanding, and unwavering support.

We understand the challenges hospices face every day, and we're here to make the care staff's journey as smooth as possible. We regularly gather with our clients in user groups, where their insights and feedback are the stars of the show. We listen, we learn, and we adapt. 

We know that when our clients have questions or need assistance, they need it now. So, we're always just a click or a call away.

We believe in the power of partnership. We're not just a software provider; we're your ally in delivering exceptional care. We walk alongside you on your journey, and together, we can make a real impact.

The Care Database is about people, about relationships, and about making a difference. It's not just about the software; it's about the care we deliver together. Your priorities are our priorities, and we're here to support your mission every step of the way.

Nurturing UK Hospices

Our Trusted Partners in Palliative Care

SS logo-Landscape-Col-RGB.png
CHAS logo
Zoes Place_Logos_Main_CMYK-colour.jpg
Ayrshire Hospice Logo.png

Meet Our Amazing Team

Who We Are

Polly Esplen.jpeg

Polly Esplen

Managing Director

Work Super Power:  Understanding and interpreting the  requirements of developing care sectors. Uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others.
When not working you will find her enjoying theatre and nights out in London.  Whenever possible she loves to travel to wildlife hotspots with her camera (David Attenborough beware!)  

  • LinkedIn
Mel - picture.jpg

Melanie Hunt

Head of Client Services

Work Super Power: Knack for project management and information reporting.Brings 9years of experience in the Children's Hospice sector.

Being family-oriented person and an animal lover, she loves spending time with her husband and daughter, especially visiting their favourite holiday destinations of Portugal and Florida.  She shares her home office with her two cats, one of whom regularly tries to join us in our meetings!

  • LinkedIn

Adam Mirfin

Client Services and Training Officer

Work Super Power: Adeptness at navigating the complexities of healthcare systems, honed through his extensive experience with the NHS and in the hospice sector. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for improving patient care, his deep understanding of healthcare processes makes him an invaluable asset to our team.
When not immersed in work, Adam and his partner are avid travellers, with a newfound love for cruising and exploring different corners of the globe. They enjoy catching a musical or show in London and embarking on adventures across the UK, from charming towns to thrilling theme parks.


  • LinkedIn

Jasmine Aneja

Technical Support & Marketing Manager

Work Super Power:  Passion to understand the nuances of marketing and eagerness to stay on top of customer requests. Brings a wealth of experience in both marketing and IT to the table.

During the day, she works her magic in marketing, combining her tech know-how and creative flair, but by night, you'll find her cherishing every moment with her daughter and soaking up the drama, music, and romance of Bollywood movies.

  • LinkedIn
bottom of page