Beaumond House Hospice Care has teamed up with Nottinghamshire Hospice to launch a Forever Fund Appeal.
We are asking people to pledge a regular monthly amount to safeguard our special care. Even a small regular donation makes a huge difference to families.
During the pandemic, traditional day services were postponed but both hospices expanded the care their provide in patients’ homes. As restricted lifted this summer both have reopened their buildings to patients.
At Beaumond House day therapy services are resuming gradually and a new garden therapy room has been installed in our garden. It will be used for bereavement support, wellbeing and complementary therapy for patients and carers.
Beaumond House Hospice Care 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.
In 2020/21 Beaumond House provided:
992 nights of in-patient care
4382 hours of hospice at home and telephone support to 236 patients
46 benefits advice sessions
227 episodes of bereavement support
During the pandemic, both hospices worked together to deliver care to patients including Ian from Newark.
When he was diagnosed with terminal cancer he decided he wanted to spend his remaining days in the family home that he loved so much.
His GP initiated input from various agencies, co-ordinated via the mid-Notts Palliative Care team. It was through them that his family learned about our wonderful Hospice at Home team.
They provided care on a day-to-day basis while Nottinghamshire Hospice provided nursing care at night.
Ian’s daughter Emily said Beaumond House Hospice at Home team were supremely professional and it was clear that for them it was not just a job.
“They were so dedicated and carried out their role with a lightness of touch that meant dignity, respect and comfort were always foremost in all their actions, there was also a healthy dose of humour.
“Our father was very independent and they made sure he was very much front and centre in everything they did.”
Cathy Lowe, fundraising and marketing manager at Beaumond House, said the experiences of so many people during the pandemic has highlighted the importance of fulfilling the last wishes of loved ones.
“This is a vital part of accepting the death of a loved one and we have also seen how painful it can be when we can’t do this,” she said.
“With your support our work helps people to plan, have conversations about their wishes and brings dignity in dying, which is vitally important for everyone.”
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.
£20 pays for an in patient meal, refreshments and snacks for one day
£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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