Beaumond House Community Hospice and Nottinghamshire Hospice have come together to launch a special appeal for ongoing support.
Both of our hospices took a substantial financial hit due to shops being closed and events cancelled and we’re asking people if they are able to donate a small regular amount to safeguard us from any future impact of the pandemic.
We are determined that we will continue to deliver the absolute best hospice care, enabling our local communities to live and die well. We are asking for your support to enable this to happen.
Hospice care is more important than ever as it allows patients with terminal illness to stay at home in their final days with family/friends around them and keeps hospital beds free for Covid-19 patients
Beaumond House Community Hospice support people from this community with life limiting conditions; with your regular support, you will enable us to continue to provide vital services to the community, including patient choice for end of life care.
We help to avoid unnecessary hospital admission, offer a place of care where symptoms can be managed in a place close to home, and offer a setting for patients to die in a place of their choosing.
We believe every moment matters through life and to death. The reality however is that these key services are now facing a serious threat. It costs more than £1million to fund our services every year. Despite the support we have received from local and central government and through our emergency appeal we are still facing a £300,000 shortfall in our fundraising this year.
An unsustainable position which jeopardises our future.
In 2019 Beaumond House provided:
172 nights of respite care
2634 days of day care
3496 hours of community care
127 sessions of complementary therapy
230 sessions of welfare benefits advice worth over £404,204.20
180 sessions of bereavement support
One of our supporters, Ron tells us why he supports Beaumond House.
“Out of ignorance I had always assumed that Hospices are sad, no hope places. However I did need assistance to look after Maureen at home so I contacted Beaumond House and I found the opposite to be true. They immediately sprang into action by visiting us and helping Maureen to wash and get dressed. We were always treated with dignity and cheerfulness. During this period if ever I was worried, I could ring day or night and speak to one of the wonderful nurses who always gave me time, assurance and good advice.
At the beginning of the April, Maureen was admitted for some support. This place has a wonderfully calm and peaceful atmosphere. Not only was Maureen given wonderful care but I was too. Maureen was very brave and knew she was going to die. Being at Beaumond house was like being part of a family and we all fought with Maureen together. She died peacefully in Beaumond House on the 19th April.
Since then I have also got to know the wider team at Beaumond House who are equally as kind and patient. They are also now part of my “family” which I still feel very much part of. I pop in very regularly and no matter how busy everyone is I never feel in the way and I continue to get great support from my family. I look forward to these visits and every time I walk down the drive to the house, I feel like a big comfort blanket is enveloping me and whatever pain I may be feeling, the world is right again.
I will always be grateful to all the team at Beaumond House. I support them to ensure that Beaumond House continues to be at the heart of its local community, it is a beacon of hope for so many and we must continue to give it whatever support we can. Thank you.”
How your support will help
£16 pays for our day-therapy team to hold an on-line support session with a patient or to deliver afternoon tea.
£30 pays for one hospice at home visit.
£208 pays for one 24 hour stay in our in-patient unit
How you can help
Could you consider a regular monthly gift of just £5 to help us at this time? Any amount you feel you might be able to give will be so very much appreciated and WILL help.
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Nobody knows how long the pandemic will continue, when or whether we will be able to go back to ‘normal’ what the new normal will look like and whether there will be future peaks and lockdowns.
Now more than ever before, both hospices need the help and support of our communities so we can continue to provide the vital care to our patients and support their loved ones.