This year the Hospice Care Week theme is ‘This Is What It Takes’ and is highlighting the many aspects that go into providing the world class end of life and palliative care provided by the UK’s 200+ hospices.
Tracey Bleakley, Chief Executive of Hospice UK, said:
“Hospice Care Week is an annual week of activity, celebration and action, to raise the profile of, and help to change people’s perceptions of, hospice care across the UK. “There are more than 200 hospices across the UK that work to support individuals and families with end of life care. Roughly 83% of hospice care is delivered in the community, and that requires a network of staff that people do not necessarily see or know about. With the world dealing with the effects of COVID-19, expert end of life care is more important than ever – and hospices need our support.”
Message from Alex Whitfield, CEO of Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust:
Updated as of 5 January 2021:
Please do not ask to be admitted to the Hospice as we need to protect our patients and staff. Please put letters or donations in the Red Post Box in the porch. It is emptied regularly.
Visits are restricted to close family only. Number of visitors and duration of visits are also restricted. Please speak to senior staff or call 01264 835288 to find out how this affects your family.
All visitors to the Hospice must wear the required PPE, which will be provided. Please do not come to the hospice if you have symptoms, are self-isolating or been in contact with someone with symptoms.
Thank you for your support and patience over this difficult time, and for helping to protect our patients and staff.
Director of the Hospice Charitable Trust