Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Monday, 25th July - Iain Rennie Hospice at Home

Annoyingly, I lost my voice yesterday -who knew that so much of what I say all day is utterly pointless!! So after treating myself to ice cream for lunch, (the only thing I could swallow), I had a quick stroll in Beaconsfield where I popped into the Iain Rennie Hospice at Home shop and stumbled upon another Jennings book - this time brand new!

I snaffled it and read most of it in one go yesterday evening, under a blanket and with lots of vitamin C!

Iain Rennie nurses are never more than a phone call away...
The Iain Rennie Hospice at Home is a registered charity offering specialist and supportive care and advice for patients with cancer and other life threatening illnesses in their homes. We also aim to help the relatives and those carers close to the patient during the illness and bereavement period.

The service is available 365 days a year and offers patients and carers access to specialist advice and nursing visits on a 24 hour on-call basis.

The professional care and advice offered by our teams of specialist nurses provide more people with the choice to stay at home during the final stages of a terminal illness, and allow patients to achieve the best quality of life. This year our nurses expect to care for over 1000 people in the Chilterns area.

Our Hospice at Home service is offered to patients and families free of charge. It costs £4.8 million to provide our service, but less than 10% of this is funded by local Primary Care Trusts. We work hard to raise the balance, relying on donations, fundraising events, legacies and the overwhelming support we receive from our local community.

In 2010 we celebrated the charity's 25th Anniversary - that's 25 years of continuous 24 hour care. Towards the end of the year we cared for our 10,000th patient since the service began in 1985.


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