Both St Leonard's Hospice and Hospice@Home in York have been helping my Mother in Law who has terminal Cancer, the care and support they have provided her so far has been second to none and we would love to give back.
St Leonard's Hospice is is an independent charity, providing specialist palliative care and support for local people with life threatening illnesses. They have an In-patient Unit, Sunflower Centre and Hospice@Home service. In a relaxed and friendly environment, every patient is recognised and treated as an individual. With support patients are able to enjoy the best possible quality of life. Our care also extends to support families and carers.
In addition to a team of highly experienced doctors and nurses, theyhave specialists in a wide range of roles including complementary therapy, lymphoedema care, physiotherapy, social work, bereavement, occupational therapy and spiritual care. The care is free of charge to patients and their families but not free to provide. As a charity they rely heavily on the generosity of the public to help raise the £4.5 million it costs each year to run St Leonard’s Hospice. This equates to over £500 for every hour of every day. Although St Leonard’s does get some public funding the majority of the running costs have to be raised from donations and fundraising by the local community - businesses, groups and individuals.
Please consider how you would like to be treated at the end of your life or when you maybe need some respite, consider what sort of price you would put on that care?
We would be forever grateful if you would donate whatever you can to help others who need St Leonard's specialist care and ensure that this fantastic charity continues to provide much needed care and support to those who need it.