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10th October 2023

Hospice prevents over 1,500 NHS hospital admissions per year 

Charity reveals extent of its end-of-life care across Nottinghamshire 

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As we launch our annual Light up a Life campaign, we can share new statistics about the support we’ve given to local NHS Trusts.  

Last year:  

  • We provided 31,101 hours of end-of-life care in people’s homes.   
  • Eight out of ten of our patients would have been in hospital if it weren’t for our care.  
  • Our care prevented 126 hospital admissions per month.  

Light up a Life appeal 

This news comes as we launch our annual winter fundraising campaign – Light up a Life. Each year, we ask people to donate in memory of a loved one, so that our care can go to local families that need it.   

Louisa Shaw-Yeoman

Louisa Shaw-Yeoman, a registered nurse at Nottinghamshire Hospice, says: “I’m so proud to work for a charity that goes above and beyond, and helps people die surrounded by their loved ones.  86% of our Hospice in Your Home services takes place at night – that means we face ice, darkness and fog every single year.   

“I can remember my car skidding across the road before reaching one patient. Their house was cold and damp, so I did my best to make sure him, his wife and young children were comfortable during those final hours.  

“By sending us their dedication and donations, people are making sure that others have the support they need in the most difficult moment of their life.”  

The cost of hospice care 

At Nottinghamshire Hospice, we provide free wellbeing activities, end-of-life care and bereavement support to people affected by incurable illnesses across Nottinghamshire. It costs the hospice £300 for a member of our care team to stay overnight in a patient’s home.  

How to support the appeal 

We’ll be raising money this winter through donations to our online appeal and adding messages of dedication to loved ones as stars to our online virtual night sky.  

Supporters can also buy a forget-me-not pin badge or light up the hospice’s famous tower in a colour of their choice in memory of someone they have lost.  

We’ll also host two public in-memory events on Sunday 3 December.  

Find out more about the appeal here.