Rennie Grove night team nurses appeal

Care at Night Appeal 2019

Help our hospice at home nurses keep caring for patients and families, every night of the year.

Our overnight nursing team respond to patients' and families' needs as quickly as possible, as soon as they get in touch. They visit patients in their own homes to provide urgent, specialist nursing care when it’s needed most. 

“Being able to respond quickly in person can make the all-important difference between a patient having to go to hospital and being able to stay at home.” Anne Graham, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Overnight Team Leader

Support our Care at Night appeal and donate now (please quote ‘Care at Night’ in the ‘reason for donation’ box). You can also make a donation by calling 01442 890222.

Our overnight team make over 1,300 phone calls each year to patients and their families who need help urgently

Sue had to call our overnight team out for her husband Rob the night before he died...  “I don't know what I would have done if they hadn't been there,” admits Sue.  “I would have had to call 999 - but it was important to Rob and to me that he stayed at home.  Neither of us wanted him to die in hospital.  But if he'd been admitted at that stage, there's no way he would have come home again.”  Sue, wife of patient

Read Sue’s moving story about how our overnight hospice at home team helped her through that final night.  And how their emotional support and practical, specialist care meant that Rob could stay at home until the end, as peaceful and pain-free as possible. 

Sue and Rob care at night appeal

Hands-on help makes long nights less lonely

For families affected by life-limiting illness - for whom there is very limited access to practical, specialist support out of normal 'surgery' hours – the nights can be lonely and frightening.  Whether you're a patient dealing with the side effects of medication or a family member watching your loved one in distress - sometimes you just need help.  And you need it now.  With your support we can continue to provide that urgent, hands-on help, every night of the year.

The difference your donation will make

£25 will pay for an hour of specialist nursing care for a patient at night when they need nursing care and emotional support

£50 could fund an hour of the night shift, with staff working in pairs from 9:15pm until 7:15am

£69 would cover the cost of the fuel needed for several nights spent travelling to patients’ homes in Bucks and Herts   

Support our Care at Night appeal and donate now (please quote ‘Care at Night’ in the ‘reason for donation’ box). You can also make a donation by calling 01442 890222.

Any gift that you make will be greatly appreciated. We promise that every pound you donate will help more families spend their final days and nights at home, together.

 

Thank you