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Last year our members have helped our Hospice at Home team of specialist nurses, health care assistants and occupational therapists make over 63 visits a week to patients in their own homes, patients like Rita:
Hospice at Home visited Malcolm and Rita for over a year. Rita had been living with Multiple Sclerosis, MS, for 25 years and also had dementia. Sometimes, Malcolm found it difficult to care for her on his own.
“Most of the time I was living in a silent world. Rita never said a word and stressed quite a lot and I had to calm her down.” Having Alice visit every Friday for just three hours was a real help for both Malcolm and Rita. “It was nice when Alice came, and I could have a natter. We could have a sit and a brew. Alice helped me in the home as well. The service was invaluable.”
“I don’t know how many people actually realise what you do outside of the hospice. I didn’t know myself until I got involved with it. It’s wonderful.”
Access to specialist care shouldn’t be a gamble but unfortunately last year alone there were 800 people in North Derbyshire that we couldn’t reach. Currently we are only able to operate our Hospice at Home service 9-5 Monday to Friday, this means that anyone needing help at night or over the weekend aren’t able to access our services and may be forced to go into hospital against their wishes to receive the care they need. It is our ambition to expand our services to operate a 24/7 advice line for patients and families and recruit more nurses and health care assistants to make our Hospice at Home a 7 day 24 hour service.
Every person matters.
Join the Ashgate Lottery today and help us make 24/7 Hospice at Home care a reality.