Please support our Inpatient Unit

If you received the recent letter from our Charge Nurses, Catherine and Susan and want to support the Hospice by making a donation online, you can do so by following this link.

No two days are the same in the Inpatient Unit at Highland Hospice. In a typical year we will see over 150 admissions for inpatient care, and each person that enters through our doors comes with their own specific needs.

     

    Catherine and Susan explain about care in the Inpatient Unit.

    'The patients that present to the Inpatient Unit are living with advancing, life shortening illnesses and may require input from members of the multi-disciplinary team for symptom control or rehabilitation.

    Whilst the majority of our patients stay for a short time before returning home or to an alternative care environment, we additionally provide end-of-life care for those who need it and benefit from being in the Hospice environment.

    In order to deliver this care, we have a specialist team including, medical staff, nurses, occupational therapists, counsellors, a social worker, physiotherapist, chaplain, complementary therapist, housekeeping, kitchen staff and volunteers.

    Each member of our team is there to give our patients the best possible experience of hospice care at what is often a difficult time for both the patients themselves and their family members.

    We aim for patients and their families to feel relaxed and welcome in the Hospice and one of the most important aspects of the care we give is the time we can dedicate to our patients – time to listen to their concerns, time to talk and time to give high levels of person-centred care.

    When we are able to, we also try to give our patients and their loved ones the opportunity to share special moments – helping them to enjoy, value and celebrate life, if appropriate to do so.

    The fact is we could not do what we do without you. The support you have given in the past has helped us to care for patients who really benefit from being in the Hospice environment. We hope that you will please consider supporting us again today, either with an ongoing monthly contribution or by giving a donation.'

    Your support would help people like Susan Reid and her husband Jim. Susan is living with Motor Neurone Disease and is currently being cared for in our Inpatient Unit.

    Please consider pledging a regular gift to Highland Hospice by setting up a Direct Debit. A regular monthly gift, no matter the value, enables us to plan ahead more effectively, knowing we have the funds necessary to continue our vital work. If you don’t feel able to commit to a regular gift please consider making a donation instead. Your contribution, no matter what form it takes, can make a meaningful difference to people when they need it most.

    Set up a regular gift or make your donation here.