Support from Trusts
Money from grant-making trusts has been extremely important to St Luke's over the years and it remains so now. We currently enjoy the support of over 100 Charitable Trusts and Livery Companies, with whom we work in partnership to provide facilities and care for our patients and their families.
Whether through high value, one off grants or smaller, regular donations, the funding we receive from our Trust supporters is often crucial to our ability to expand and develop both the services we provide and the maintenance of the buildings in which we care for our patients and their families.
The core need of St Luke's is, of course, Revenue funding. This pays for our clinical staff who offer the care and comfort required and the vast majority of St Luke's funds are spent in this way. In particular, we are seeking support for Trusts for the sponsorship of individual nurses employed at the Hospice.
In addition to supporting the day-to-day running costs of the hospice, charitable trusts and foundations have supported work as wide ranging as:
- Establishment of a Specialist Palliative Care Nurse Development Programme
- The creation and development of spiritual care provision for patients, families and carers
- The launch of a specialist pre and post death bereavement and counselling service
- The purchase of high specification overlay mattresses for patients at risk of developing bed sores
- The purchase of TVs and Music Equipment for Patients rooms
- The establishment of a Photographic and Sound Archive tracing the History and Development of St Luke's Hospice
- The purchase of syringe drivers, patient infusion devices, dynamaps and other pieces of essential medical equipment- used to relieve suffering