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12 November 2017

Supporting the local community

Supporting the local community

In September, B P Collins was the main sponsor at the Rennie Grove Hospice Care’s Golf Day at Beaconsfield Golf Club. The charity is the only hospice providing 24/7 responsive care at home for adults and children with life-limiting illness (such as cancer, motor neurone disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart failure), living in West Hertfordshire and the Chilterns area of Buckinghamshire.  Its approach means that people have the choice to be cared for at home and its care is provided at no cost to the patients.

It also aims to deliver:

  • Skilled and dedicated day hospice care at Grove House Day Hospice
  • Assessment and holistic care services to meet the personal needs of patients
  • Support for families facing loss and bereavement
  • Partnerships with other health and care professionals
  • Engagement with the wider community through the support of volunteers and supporters

Huge need

69% of Rennie Grove patients are able to die at home compared to just 22% nationally.  In the last two years Rennie Grove has seen a continual increase in demand for hospice at home care.  In 2016, it was able to provide 19,844 visits by Hospice at Home nurses reaching 1,606 patients and a further 1000 patients and families were cared for through the day hospice care services at Grove House.

Rennie Grove’s Hospice at Home model

Every day and night in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, Rennie Grove’s Hospice at Home nurses go into the homes of terminally ill patients to care for them and their families in their final months, weeks, days and hours of life. There are five adult nursing teams, including a dedicated night team, and one paediatric team who are all experts in providing outstanding palliative nursing care and work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals to ensure seamless and high quality care for patients.

Aside from the physical problems associated with having a life-limiting illness, its patients and their carers also have a range of emotional difficulties to confront.  Knowing that nurses are on hand to respond with specialist care at any time of the day or night is vitally important to patients, giving them the confidence and peace of mind to stay at home among their loved ones for their final days.

Simon Deans, senior partner said:

“I am so pleased that we could sponsor such a worthwhile cause and also enter a team at the charity golf day to help raise an impressive £18,341. This money will pay for a Hospice at Home Nurse to deliver 32 weeks of specialist palliative care by making up to 650 home visits to patients in Buckinghamshire. Thanks to everyone who took part in the day.”

Simon Deans

Simon Deans

Tel: 01753 279022

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