Caring for People in Harrow & Brent

Our patients need specialist chairs to give the best comfort and prevent pain. Please can you help them?

Yes, I want to give ultimate comfort to local people

Only 4 out of 12 of our Inpatient Unit rooms have a specialist riser recliner chair. This is tough because people are not designed to lay flat on a bed for too long. Many of our patients have significant weight loss and should be sitting upright in a chair for a few hours a day. Sitting on a regular chair can exert a lot of pressure on their bones and cause painful skin damage.

Each chair costs £4,134 and your kindness in helping to fund this, however much you can, will help reduce the risk of painful pressure sores and ensure all of our patients’ have the best comfort. Thank you.

St Luke’s Inpatient Unit Manager, Rohan shares the impact you will have on local people.

‘It is only with your help that our dedicated team of healthcare professionals can give exceptional care in our community every day. We take great pride in knowing our patients and their families can speak to our friendly team at any time. It’s rewarding to listen and help them during their end of life journey.

Not having a specialist chair available for all our patients is big a challenge. It is a vital end of life aid that gives the ultimate comfort to over a thousand people at the Hospice each year.

Happily sitting upright on a chair and talking to someone at eye level is something we take for granted. You can enable our patients to sit with loved ones round a table and enjoy a meal together. You can help them to experience a sense of normality, and feel like a friend or family member again rather than just a patient. How wonderful would that feel?

Together with your generosity, we can provide people coping with end of life the best possible comfort, boost their wellbeing and prevent painful pressure sores. Thank you

Your gifts will help more people like Vipul, who was recently cared for in our Inpatient Unit

‘The Hospice staff have been absolutely wonderful. My wife and my family are very happy that St Luke’s is here to help make me feel better.

The riser recliner chair in my room is amazing. It’s easy for me to get up, sit, recline, rest and relax on this chair. The Hospice is an amazing place. I’ve enjoyed my stay. It’s lovely to have all the gardens and greenery to look out at from my room.

My deepest gratitude goes to the entire staff at St Luke’s Hospice. They have excelled in the treatment of looking after me. I needed a holiday and this was the next best thing to being on holiday. Service was five star. Food was excellent! Compliments to the chef. Everyone made me feel at home. I am going home a happy man.’

Please donate to our More Than A Chair Appeal today

Thank you for your incredible support

If we are lucky enough to raise more than the cost of the chairs, your gift will fund the compassionate care provided in our Inpatient Unit.

Prefer to donate over the phone?

If you would like to donate over the phone or have any difficulties donating on our website? Please call our friendly supporter care team on 020 8382 8030 and someone will be happy to help.

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