Sponsor a nurse.
Nursing is at the heart of Hospice care. Whether it’s using their expert knowledge of pain management and symptom control, their experience in supporting family members in distress or simply by providing a hand to hold in the middle of the night, the Hospice nurses are there 24 hours a day, every day of the year. They provide vital care which is free of charge to the patient both at the Hospice and in patients’ homes.
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.
You can help by sponsoring a nurse and you can choose your amount, frequency and payment method to suit you.
Val Noble is a Hospice@Home Nurse who has worked at the Hospice since the very beginning 35 years ago. She says:
“It’s a privilege providing care in people’s homes. We care for the whole person, not just their physical symptoms. Hospice nurses provide support as soon as a life-limiting illness is diagnosed, supporting patients and their families at every stage.
By setting up a regular donation, you can make a real difference to local people and ensure the Hospice can care for people for years to come.”