Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice

Special hospice care at home

We need your help so that people with a terminal illness whose wish it is, can be cared for in their own home, following their own routine, in familiar surroundings with loved ones nearby. Your support will mean independence, choice and compassion for someone when they need it most.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1017406)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,100

Amount raised

£4,228

Donations

48

    Category

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

    Helping

  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind

Location

United Kingdom

  • The Hospice is such a special place. My dad was there for the final few weeks of his life in 2017 and it meant to much to us all. He was comfortable and happy. Please support the Hospice appeal so that they can care for more people like my dad this winter.

    — Alice

  • Bob was cared for at home. Our young grandchildren would play around him as if it was the most normal thing in the world to have a hospital bed in the living room. Family was everything to him and I know how important it was for him to be at home with us, in the home we had shared for so many years.

    — Ellen, whose husband Bob was cared for at home.

  • “My husband was cared for at home but we had all the lovely care that you’d expect in the Hospice. Our young grandchildren would play around Bob as if it was the most normal thing in the world to have a hospital bed in the living room. Family was everything to him and I know how important it was for

    — Ellen, whose husband Bob was cared for at home.

  • “My husband was cared for at home but we had all the lovely care that you’d expect in the Hospice. Our young grandchildren would play around Bob as if it was the most normal thing in the world to have a hospital bed in the living room. Family was everything to him and I know how important it was for

    — Ellen, whose husband Bob was cared for at home.

  • “My husband was cared for at home but we had all the lovely care that you’d expect in the Hospice. Our young grandchildren would play around Bob as if it was the most normal thing in the world to have a hospital bed in the living room. Family was everything to him and I know how important it was for

    — Ellen, whose husband Bob was cared for at home.

Situation

Home is where most people want to die, according to research. This reflects our own experience; it’s what the majority of our patients tell us. In reality however, the most common place of death is hospital (almost 50% of deaths last year). This puts increasing pressure on limited NHS resource, and for the patients and their families, hospitals can be chaotic and unfamiliar – meaning additional distress at an already difficult time.

Solution

Our specialist community team will coordinate the best care, give expert advice, keep loved ones comfortable and explain what to expect. When faced with terminal illness so many things can feel out of our control; being at home gives a sense of security and normality. We will be at the end of the phone 24 hours a day so that there is someone to turn to as symptoms and circumstances change, helping reduce unnecessary hospital admissions whilst fulfilling a person’s wish to live and die at home.