Urgent Appeal - End of Life Care at Home
We need to raise £80,000 to care for more people in their own homes.
More people than ever would like to be cared for and die in their own homes where they feel happiest, and whilst we are working hard to achieve this for as many people as possible, the demand for this care is already larger than we can reach and increasing all the time.
Please help us to provide end of life care at home
Working alongside the NHS, it takes many different healthcare specialists to provide coordinated end of life care in the home. With the NHS under increasing strain, with 1.6 million admissions of people in the last year of their lives in 2016, at a cost of £2.5 billion and 11 million days in hospital*, more than ever St Luke’s need to provide the specialist, compassionate and responsive care to reach more who need it in their homes. St Luke’s Hospice provides this care for free. We cannot meet the growing demand without your urgent help.
Mr Baber’s Mother was cared for by St Luke’s Hospice and passed away in her own home.
‘Thank you and your team for the simply amazing support service you have provided my mother from the very moment she was discharged from hospital. In particular, putting in place an emergency care package was vital and even more important was the level of continuous advice, support and direction from the Doctor. The Doctor provided both clear and decisive medical support which coordinated medicines and support services that were specifically needed for my mother from a variety of different service providers. The genuine level of care and attention given to us as a family made it easier to cope in this very difficult time, and no words can describe how much this has helped us.’
We rely on the generous donations from the public to fund our services which we provide for free. The decision to be cared for and die in the place of your choice is a vital part of making the lives of people with a terminal illness as happy and comfortable as possible. We are asking for your help today to meet this need.
*Data collected by Marie Curie. Data for Great Britain.