St Andrew’s Hospice has established a hair salon for patients to complement the wellbeing service available within the hospice for children and adults. The salon has been a huge success and provides services to paying clients and patients. The service provides a beautiful sense of real life and normality at a time when uncertainty and fear can be overwhelming. The income from paying clients subsidises a trip to the salon for patients at the hospice. The grant from the Trust has enabled the Hospice to open up more appointments to patients at the hospice, free of charge.
The Jessie May Hospice provides Hospice at Home care to families with terminally ill children in Bristol. The Trust’s donation contributed towards additional capacity during teatime respite between 4 to 7pm for nurses to go into the family home and care for the child, giving parents and siblings valuable time to be together, engage with the wider community and help reduce feelings of isolation. Currently 140 children benefit from this service and the grant from the Trust will allow the hospice to offer even more families the opportunity to have the support they need to spend quality time together over tea.
The Keech Hospice operates both child and adult in-patient units. As part of their provision for adults they have a purpose-built in-patient unit offering 8 single rooms with the environment designed to be as relaxing as possible. In 2017-2018 they provided individual care for 138 adults. The grant from the Trust will enable them to continue to provide this care for 2019.
Saint Francis Hospice provides care to patients and their families and carers and continues throughout a patient’s journey into bereavement support. The grant from the Trust provided support towards the costs of their Allied Health Professional team. The service is tailored to the individual and allows the patient to maintain “normal” activities as long as possible and live life as fully as they can. Over 1,000 people have benefited from a form of therapy in the last year.
The grant from the Trust has allowed the hospice to purchase two new bespoke alarmed beds to meet the needs of a growing number of patients with neurological conditions and those in the final stages of their life where they are at high risk of injury from falls.
St Elizabeth’s Hospice provides care to over 2,500 terminally ill people and their families every year. The grant from the Trust allowed the hospice to enhance their existing sensory room to meet the growing number of young adults being cared for by the hospice. The Hospice has found that it needs to adapt its adult care model to suit patients who are young adults and therefore are too old for a children’s hospice but still in need of care and support. The existing room has exhausted the benefits it can reap, and additional sensory equipment provided by the grant will enable continuity of care and aid the transition between the two provisions.
Patients with complex and severe symptoms are admitted to their in-patient unit for 24/7 care. The funding from the Trust will support the hospice in renovating the in-patient unit, converting three bays of beds into nine bedrooms to increase the privacy and dignity each patient and their families experience.
LOROS Hospice provides end of life care for 2,500 patients aged 18 and over each year. In order to be able to provide care in the very best environment for their patients LOROS plans to be able to refurbish eight patient bedrooms with new furniture and a high standard of decoration to enable the rooms to feel like a home-from-home. The grant from the Trust will support the hospice in this project.