Cransley Hospice provides hospice and palliative care services for the population of north Northamptonshire. The philosophy of the hospice is care focused on the “whole person” and incorporates physical, psychological, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients when cure is no longer possible. Cransley Hospice is a 9 bedded adult in-patient unit providing specialist palliative care for people with life-limiting illnesses.
Cransley Hospice provides treatment, support and encouragement for an ever-increasing number of people from within the local community – not just within the Hospice itself and its specialist team, but also in their own homes through Hospice @ Home with the aim of making the time they have left as fulfilled, happy and symptom-free as possible.
Care given to those who are living with a life threatening illness and also care and support to their family and close friends.
However, every nursing hour, every drug, every piece of equipment is very expensive. Although the NHS does provide Cransley Hospice with some funding, we rely heavily on the support of our local community to help us raise our charitable target. The Hospice relies on a massive £850,000. per year
£2,400 a day, £100 every single hour by charitable donations.
What does that money accomplish?
The charity aims to sustain the quality of care given to the patients and their families by providing funding towards the service provided by specifically funding an additional:- Occupational Therapist – Physiotherapist – Hospice Nurses and Specialist Palliative Care Nurses – Lymphoedema Nurses – Family Work Team.
We also fund Items of specialist equipment for patient comfort such as a medical pump or the funding of a specialist bed within the Hospice itself or in a patient’s home. Improvements to the overall environment, including the garden, during the last year the charity has provided funds to renovate and refurbish the hospice garden. (This included provision of a new water feature.) Charitable monies were used to refit 2 bathrooms to modern standards including a wet room facility. Funds were also used for specialist staff training.
Charitable donations enable the hospice to make an enormous difference to the quality of life, and end of life for so many people and help us to support and guide families and carers through the most traumatic of times.
Letters of thanks
“I wish to thank you all so so much for the wonderful care that you gave my father in law . It was awe inspiring. Up until he arrived with you, we were despairing. You gave him back his dignity and treated him so well. I cannot praise you enough for what you did for him. From both my husband and me we thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for his care and we will be forever grateful.”