I’m Clare Wolff and I’m the Day Hospice Nursing manager here at St Luke’s Hospice. I’ve been caring for people at the Hospice for 17 years now and it’s a job that I love.

I know that this is a big ask, when many people across the county are facing their own personal challenges. But without St Luke’s, so many people every year would not receive the care and support they need. We know we are asking for your support at such a difficult time, but we’ve simply been left with no choice. Please help if you can so that we continue to rebuild our services to reach more people and continue our existing services each week.

How you can help

  • Help us provide a 30 minute telephone guided relaxation session by donating £8.
  • A whole day of therapy in the Hospice can be provided to our In Patient Unit and Day Hospice for up to 6 patients for £95.48. If you were able to donate this amount we would be most grateful.
  • We have a skilled team of nurses who work within our Day Hospice setting could you help by donating £17.30 to support a nurse to provide an hour of nursing care.
  • All our Day Hospice furniture must now be wipeable. Can you help support the purchase of new wipeable riser recliner chairs? If 20 people were able to kindly donate £63.05 this would help us replace and renew our equipment for this vital service.

In March, when face to face support was no longer possible, we launched a new telephone care service in Day Hospice to enable nurses to support patients in their own homes in the only safe way that they could. Due to its success, the telephone care service is now being extended so that patients and carers can receive an even wider range of support in their own homes. This includes guided relaxation techniques for sleep problems and anxiety from our complementary therapists; practical advice from our occupational therapist; and help from our social workers and benefits

Our Nurse led Complementary Therapy Clinics provide emotional support from the moment you are diagnosed with a life limiting or life changing condition. This may include coping and adjusting to life with a diagnosis, support during treatments and with advancing disease.

Our Wellbeing Days provide support and care to help manage symptoms. They support people to gain confidence at home and help maximise quality of life. Many people value the support of meeting with others in a similar situation, and families feel confident knowing their loved ones are in a safe environment. These are only two of over 11 services we run for local people from our Day Hospice. In an uncertain world St Luke’s needs to continue helping people now and for the future, please help be there for those who need us most.