GREAT START TO THE NEW YEAR FOR HOSPICE

Hospice at Home West Cumbria has had a great start to the New Year after receiving a generous donation of £1,000 from The Whitehaven News.

Selina Williams, Trusts & Grants Officer said “We are extremely grateful for this wonderful gift from The Whitehaven News. Every year we need to raise more than £1m for our services and support from local businesses is vital. Donations such as this help to fund our home nursing team who provide care 365 days of the year, including over the Christmas and New Year period. During the Christmas week our nurses cared for 10 patients and supported their families, providing more than 200 hours of care.”

Hospice at Home West Cumbria services are in demand more than ever before, with figures up 39% on the previous year. The organisation cares for patients with life-limiting conditions and is the only charity in the region providing home nursing. Last year the Family and Bereavement Support team helped over 266 people with life-limiting illnesses and family members struggling to come to terms with bereavement. The specialist lymphoedema team treated almost 290 patients and is the only service of its kind in West Cumbria. The home nursing team carried out almost 9,500 hours of skilled care during the day and overnight, bringing comfort and reassurance to patients.

The charity has launched a new logo and strapline – “Enhancing life, excelling in care” – to take them forward into their fourth decade of caring for local people.

For more information on how you can support Hospice at Home West Cumbria please contact the Fundraising Team on 01900 873173.