The Martlets Hospice

Day Hospice Project

We are seeking a gift of £250,000 to support the running of our Day Hospice for 1 year.

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  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Hospitals/HospicesHospitals/Hospices

    Helping

  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • OtherOther

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Our Day Hospice provides a range of medical, social and therapeutic support services. Many of our Day Hospice patients gain valuable peer support by meeting with others in their situation. The service also provides respite for family members who can take a break from caring and catch up with their lives. In the Day Hospice, patients can access medical help provided by our clinical nurse specialist, physiotherapist and doctors. They can also enjoy a number of therapeutic and diversionary activities including art and creative therapies, aromatherapy, hairdressing, nailcare, games, entertainments and meals. The Day Hospice helps up to 15 people each day opening four days per week and many patients use our minibus service to get to and from the Hospice. In 2007/2008, 158 terminally ill adults used our Day Hospice a total of 1,682 times. It costs £250,000 a year to run the Day Hospice including paying for nurses and supporting all the volunteers who work with our patients.

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