St Andrews Hospice
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How we are funded
St Andrew’s Hospice is a registered charity (No 1011117 England), employing about 120 staff and supported by more than 500 volunteers. It means we can provide 24-hour care, seven days a week. It currently costs £5.5-million a year to run the hospice, and only 18% is funded by the Government; we rely on the generosity of the public to fund the rest.
Who can refer?
We are independent of the NHS but work with healthcare organisations. Most patients live in North East Lincolnshire but people also come from other areas. Anyone can refer - the patient, their family or GP, the community nurse, a consultant and so on - in writing, by telephone or by visiting us.
How many people do we care for?
Each year, we provide care and support for more than 500 patients, both adults and children, and their families, friends and over 200 carers. We have twelve en-suite adult rooms and four rooms for children for overnight stays, and there is accommodation available for families to stay in too. St Andrew’s is also home to a special temperature-controlled bedroom, designed for children to stay with us following death until their funeral, allowing families to say farewell in their own time and in comfort, with staff on hand to provide support and advice.
Do patients or families have to pay?
No - all of our care and support is free, and is paid for mainly through the generosity of the public.
The Wellbeing programme
We aim to help patients to live well through being as in control of their condition as possible and, where appropriate, achieve the things that are important to you. Following a referral and initial assessment, a plan of support will be agreed for you that best meets your needs. This may be through attending one or more group sessions or one to one support if identified as appropriate, and may involve attending for complementary therapy, physiotherapy, small group work, relaxation or outpatient appointments. Most services offered through the wellbeing programme are time limited and patients will undergo regular reviews to ensure their needs are met in the most appropriate way. There is no charge for the programme. Anyone can refer to the programme by phoning 01472 571282.
Assisted bathing service
Our assisted bathing service is available free of charge for anyone aged 18 or over with a progressive life-limiting illness or palliative care needs, and who have no means of having a bath or shower at home. Patients will be offered up to eight bathing sessions while support is offered to look at longer term solutions.