For every one person Willen Hospice supports, we know there are ten more who need our help. Many of those people wish to receive our specialist, compassionate care at home.
Last year our Willen at Home Specialist Community Team made more than 4,000 visits to patients in their own home, made 11,000 phone calls to patients or their family members, and supported around 500 patients who wished to die at home.
Our appeal is aiming to raise funds that can help us reach more people that need our help in the heart of our local community.
Our population is growing and we know that more people than ever will need the support of Willen Hospice in the coming years. Our research tells us that for every one person we care for, ten more need our help.
Our specialist community nursing team offer a unique service for Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas at no cost to patients.
They are able to prescribe appropriate medicines, develop bespoke care plans, provide support with symptom management, assess psychological needs, and if it is a patient’s wish to die at home, our nurses will endeavour support them to make that possible.
Just 17% of our funding comes from the NHS, so to enable us to offer this, and the other support we provide to our community, we rely on donations from our local community.
Your support could help our nurses to:
• Meet the growing demand to provide specialist care to patients at home.
• Support patients and families in planning future care .
• Provide symptom management and pain control to more patients in the comfort of their home.
• Meet the wishes of more of our patients who would prefer to spend their last days at home.
Willen Hospice has been supporting local families for almost 40 years. We have seen a huge increase in the number of people we support over recent years, and with a growing population, the demand on health care services and the number of people who would like our care will continue to grow.
Willen Hospice was set up to support cancer patients. In fact, we support patients living with a much wider range of life-limiting illnesses including respiratory and neurological diseases, heart failure and dementia.
By donating to our appeal, you’ll be helping us to support more people with the quality care that Willen is known for.