The word ‘hospice’ can make people feel anxious. Death and dying are probably the last taboo in conversation and few people make plans for it. But a hospice focuses on the positives: providing patients with relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness to improve quality of life for them and their loved ones and to help them all look ahead.
Far from being places full of death, hospices tend to be full of life!
In fact a third of Trinity’s adult in-patients go home again after spending time here, and many patients never actually set foot in the hospice at all, being cared for at home instead. That surprises many people, and there are lots of other myths around hospice care. Some people still think hospices are only for cancer patients, when we also care for people with a wide range of serious illness.
We sometimes get mixed up with other charities, especially those funding cancer research and nursing support, and there are still people who think hospices are part of the NHS. Our services cost over £7 million a year to run in 2015-16 but and incredible £5 million of that came from local peoples’ voluntary donations. It’s the generosity of our community that keeps our doors open.
We can care for up to 20 adult patients in our main adult hospice, alongside 15 day patients, and our complex also includes Brian House Children’s Hospice, caring for around 80 local families.
What is palliative care?
Put simply, it focuses not on cure, but on improving quality of life for the patient and their family, because the stress of caring for a loved one with a terminal illness can be a heavy load indeed. We offer our services completely free of charge for as long as they are needed, whether that is weeks, months or years.
Trinity’s care can be given in many settings: in our modern hospice, in the home during the day or night, or at the hospital. We work alongside many other agencies to ensure joined up care.
Trinity has a superb reputation for clinical and medical care – and an ‘outstanding’ CQC rating – and we take pride in sharing our expertise with other local health and social care providers. We have a rounded set of services, so it’s impossible to describe a typical Trinity patient. Patients come from all faiths, all backgrounds, and each has a unique history.
We never forget that; we see the person, not their illness.
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