Since Barnsley Hospice opened its doors in 1994, our work has touched the lives of thousands of local people with life limiting illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, Parkinson’s and motor neurone disease. This has been made possible through the unstinting support of the Barnsley community – and we need your help yet again!
The Inpatient Unit at Barnsley Hospice opened in 2001 and over the years, patient rooms have been maintained and redecorated by our in-house team but this will be the first time that all 10 rooms have been fully refurbished since the unit opened.
This planned project will see our 10 en-suite, patient bedrooms completely transformed to help our patients and those close to them feel more comfortable and relaxed during their stay. Specifically the improvements will include new specialist beds, integral hoists, air conditioning and piped oxygen which will allow our nurses to give the best possible standards of patient care. New en- suite wet rooms, furniture, flooring and décor will create a peaceful, homely environment for our patients and their families.
We are really excited that the Morrisons Foundation, the charitable arm of the Bradford-based supermarket chain, has already pledged £300,000 towards the project and we are now asking our own 'crowd' of Barnsley people for help to raise the further £200,000 needed.
Sam Burden, Morrisons Foundation specialist, said:
“We support charities which make a positive difference in local communities and we know that Barnsley Hospice does just that. We’re delighted to be supporting their care appeal which will make a real difference to patients and their families during difficult times.”
Local celebrity, Stephanie Hirst is backing our Comfort & Care campaign. Her mother, Joyce Hirst, spent two weeks at the Hospice during the summer of 2013, before her death from pancreatic cancer. Stephanie said:
"Barnsley Hospice has a special place in my heart and I'm proud to be helping them with this campaign. My mum received outstanding care during her time at the Hospice and for that I'll always be grateful. I'm hoping the people of Barnsley will join me in getting behind this appeal, which will make a huge difference to patients and their families."
Please donate whatever you can towards this fantastic project; your gift will help us to continue to provide the very best for the people of Barnsley.
Please note that any donations raised above our target of £200,000 will be put towards the specialist, compassionate care that we offer to our patients and their families.
For more information about the Hospice please visit our website http://www.barnsleyhospice.org/
Registered Charity Number 700586