Goal 1: To provide and develop the best possible care

Not only do we provide hospice and neurological care across the UK, we go the extra mile to support people so they can live the fullest life possible.

Over the last year, we’ve:

  • Launched our Dee View Court Capital Appeal, with the aim of raising £3.9m to fund a new extension at our neurological care centre in Aberdeen. This will help us care for more people with neurological conditions in Scotland, which is desperately needed with places rarely becoming available and demand continuing to grow.
  • Continued the growth of our Online Community and Support, which provides information and support to people when a loved one is dying or has died. Each month last year, an average of 8,500 people visited the site, making more than 700 posts. We also developed our new video support service, which is being piloted until the end of 2018 and enables users of the community to receive one-to-one bereavement counselling and support through an online video chat.
  • Worked closely with South Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and other health partners in the area to identify ways we can meet the increasing need for community-based end of life care and adapt our existing services. This has resulted in the pilot to expand our community services from Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice in 2018–19, through the South Oxfordshire Palliative Care Hub.
  • Expanded our Scottish homecare services to support people with conditions like Parkinson’s disease, stroke and dementia in Perth and Kinross. Already established in Stirling, Falkirk and Angus, our homecare services offer a huge range of support to enable people to live independently at home. This includes practical help with things like washing, dressing and meal preparation, and paperwork and domestic tasks.

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