Hospice @Home
First Quarter Success


Hospice @Home was launched last autumn with the intention of helping as many patients as possible to stay in their own homes and also have the option to come out of hospital and return home. We are delighted to say that service is already proving to be a great success.

Figures from the Hospice quarterly report show that service hit the ground running, caring for 67 patients in its first 13 weeks of operation.

“Those people and families avoided 32 instances where a hospital admission might have been the only option without the additional support of Hospice @Home, working alongside existing community services” says Hospice @Home Clinical Director, Sarah Dale.

“The patient and family feedback has been particularly humbling, and our small but perfectly formed team have shown great resilience in meeting the demands of a service which we thought would take time to embed in the local health and social care economy.

Sarah added: “A huge and personal thank you to all our supporters for helping us to deliver so much care to our patients, without your support, none of this would be possible.”

In the nine months up to December, the Hospice gave support and service to a further 2,236 people who were either admitted as in-patients or who received support as out-patients, via the Sunflower Centre. Of these more than 1,300 received support with counselling, therapies or spiritual support.

The Hospice can only provide these amazing services because of your kind donations and fundraising. Your support is incredibly important to us.

Thank you!

 

To read issue 1 of the Blog 'The Hospice at Christmas' please visit https://www.eastcheshirehospice.org.uk/new-live-site/news/blog-2018/christmas-2017-blog