Paul Sartori Hospice at Home, based in Haverfordwest, but covering Pembrokeshire, has recently received an award of £5,000 from The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust. The grant has come from a new Hospice Fund, which was launched on 1st July 2018.
The grant will assist Paul Sartori Hospice at Home in delivering hands-on day and night nursing care to end of life patient’s in their own homes. The service, provided by the local charity, can offer a great deal of flexibility for the patient and the family and aims to supplement, not replace statutory services in the county. Often Paul Sartori Hospice at Home are able to provide care at short notice to expedite discharge from hospital, or to cover vital respite for family members/carers. This service is provided to patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including Christmas – 18,516 hours of hands-on care was provided from 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019.
Paul Sartori Hospice at Home has received assistance from The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust previously, and is keen to acknowledge them for their continued support of the charity and this valuable service provided to end of life patients. Judith Williams, the Grants Coordinator for Paul Sartori said, “We are very grateful to The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust for their support once again. The help they have given us on this occasion is generous and very much appreciated. This money will help us to keep up with the continued demand in our county.”
Katie Purcell, Grants Manager from The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust said, “We are acutely aware of the funding challenges currently experienced by Hospice’s around the UK. The Hospice Fund has been designed to address some of these challenges and we are delighted to be able to support Paul Sartori’s services in this way.”
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