Today, in these challenging, worrying times Isabel Hospice is asking for your urgent help in supporting incredibly vulnerable local people, as well as those who love them and those who care for them.
The coronavirus crisis has hit every part of our national care system very hard – and it’s no different for the nursing and support teams at the hospice. They've had to hugely adapt how they care for local people at the end of their lives.
Every member of their team is working incredibly hard over extended, often gruelling hours, to give everyone they see the expert, compassionate care they deserve.
They are asking for donations which can be used to:
What they do?
"If you have a life-limiting illness, Isabel Hospice can care for you and your family.
All our care is free and can be provided in your home, at our Living Well community hubs or our In-Patient Unit. We work alongside other healthcare providers and aim to increase the number of people we help over the next five years. Most patients have cancer, however, we are caring for more people with other life-limiting conditions.
We rely heavily on donations from our community, as well as income from fundraising events and from our 18 shops. This year the Hospice must raise around £6.2 million (that's £17,000 per day) so that we can continue to care for more people, earlier in their journey."