Show your support this Spring!

As Kenny, our Chief Executive, writes in his Spring letter 'our people make the Hospice the special and unique place it is'.  This includes you!

As a valued supporter of Highland Hospice, you are already part of the large family that makes our care possible.  Read below to see the difference your gift makes and if you would like to make a donation online you can do so here.

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    Louise Anderson - Charge Nurse in our Inpatient Unit

    As a Charge Nurse, Louise gives care for patients staying in our Inpatient Unit by helping to control complex symptoms, provide pain relief and, for some, offering end-of-life care.

    'It really is a privilege to work as part of the Inpatient Unit team and see, every day, what a difference we make to the lives of our patients and families. Your support allows us to be there for people at a moment in their lives when they really do need us. It may sometimes just be a case of holding a hand in the middle of the night but when they are dealing with their illness you just want to try and make it as best as it possibly can be for them.'

    Ann Craig - Outreach Counsellor

    Ann is Outreach Counsellor with the Counselling and Bereavement Services team. She supports families and carers after the death of their loved one through one to one counselling and with various support groups.

    'The funding we receive helps us to deliver support to family members to help them to try and make sense of what they are going through. With your contributions we were able to provide 390 individual counselling sessions in Inverness and across the Highlands throughout 2018.'

    Sharon Beck - Occupational Therapist

    Occupational Therapy is so important for helping to improve our patients' quality of life. Sharon works with patients attending our Day Therapy Centres and in their own homes to sustain their independence and dignity for as long as possible.

    'We had over 857 attendances across our Day Therapy services in Inverness and Wick last year. We want to give our patients the confidence and support to maintain their interests and even develop new ones. Giving to Highland Hospice means you are enabling our patients to get the most out of the life they are living - which really is an amazing gift to be able to give someone!'

    Stephen Richter - Volunteer Day Therapy Helper

    Stephen volunteers within our Day Therapies centre, encouraging and assisting patients to participate in social and therapeutic activities. Your help allows our volunteers, from all walks of life, to give their important contribution to our care services. Funds are used to provide comprehensive training and guidance for our volunteers, enabling them to support and enhance the work of our staff teams.

    'Being part of the amazing care given to patients attending Day Therapies is a real honour for me. I get so much out of it - it's great to be able to use my skills and give my time to make a real difference.'