Nottinghamshire Hospice

Adding Life to Days

Coronavirus Response

Please support local people to receive end of life care and help us meet overwhelming demand on our services. To donate now:

Text HOSPICE 10 to 70085 to donate £10

Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £10 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text HOSPICENOINFO 10 to 70085.

Alternatively, you can opt to give any whole amount up to £20, just replace the 10 with the amount you’d like to donate.

If you’d like to donate more than £20, please click here to donate to our Forget Us Not appeal


Updates

5th May 2020: GriefLine fast-tracks support to those affected by Coronavirus deaths

People across Nottinghamshire who are grieving can now phone a dedicated helpline set up by Nottinghamshire Hospice for swift support in the wake of Covid-19.

24 April 2020: New response service helps prevent hospital admissions

Patients with a terminal illness across Nottinghamshire can benefit from a new daytime visiting service set up by Nottinghamshire Hospice in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

6 April 2020: ‘Forget Us Not’ plea from hospice frontline staff

Nurses and healthcare assistants at Nottinghamshire Hospice are continuing to provide crucial end of life care in patients’ homes across Nottinghamshire, keeping hospital beds free for Covid-19 patients, as the charity launches a special appeal to replace lost income.

The ‘Forget Us Not’ campaign aims to recover funds for a projected shortfall of £150,000 caused by loss of income from the hospice’s ten shops and cancelled fundraising events.

1st April 2020: PPE needed
We’re working as normally as possible with our frontline staff delivering hospice care in people’s homes. However, we are running low on our supplies of some PPE and personal hygiene products – can you help?

23rd March 2020: An update about our shops
All Nottinghamshire Hospice shops are temporarily closed until further notice.

19th March 2020: A message from our CEO to patients and supporters
We are working as normally as possible in what is an unprecedented and ever changing situation, and following government guidelines to keep our patients, volunteers and staff safe.


Our Services

We are working as normally as possible in what is an unprecedented and ever changing situation, and following government guidelines to keep our patients, volunteers and staff safe.

  • Our Hospice Outreach and Discharge Support Service combines urgent personal care and emotional support with therapies previously provided at the hospice, and is geared up to respond quickly to prevent people from being admitted to hospital or to support people to come home.
  • The Hospice at Home team continues to care for people in their own homes 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year, to ensure people have a good death. The team of 70 palliative health care assistants and registered nurses are out there delivering care, the Hospice has the same challenges in relation to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as our sister service the NHS.
  • Hospice Night Support – we now have 3 teams operating throughout the night, every night, visiting patients and carers through the darkest hours. The team respond to your calls, those of paramedics, NHS colleagues and carers.
  • GriefLine is a free, confidential service managed by Nottinghamshire Hospice. We connect people in need of emergency grief support with organisations able to provide support for those experiencing sudden, intense sorrow or sadness due to the death of someone they care for.
  • Those who are bereaved are being supported as usual though over the phone and we are taking the same approach with our carers.
  • We are contacting people who are referred to us to see how we can meet your needs, and we remain open for referrals.

To speak to a member of our care team please phone 0115 962 1222.

We’ve collated a list of local and national organisations able to provide support and advice during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as support with wellbeing, exercise and entertainment during lockdown. Click here to view our resources for connecting

The UK Government has set up online registration for people with a medical condition that makes them extremely vulnerable to coronavirus. For example, you’ll be able to ask for help getting deliveries of essential supplies like food. If you’re not sure whether your medical condition makes you extremely vulnerable, register anyway. You can register yourself, or for someone else. Click here for more information, and to register.


Our Shops

As of 23rd March, our ten charity shops have temporarily closed until it is safe to reopen. Click here for more information.


 A Message to Our Volunteers

We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of our amazing volunteers in these challenging times. Your continued help and support is invaluable and we appreciate the knowledge, skills and experience you bring to the hospice. Volunteering, in whatever shape and form highlights the kindness of people and we feel privileged to work with you all.

You help us  throughout the year  and we want you to know we are here for you too during these difficult times. Our Volunteer Services team will be calling you to say hello and just to remind you we are here for you.  We are only a phone call away, so please keep safe our numbers safe and we look forward to speaking to you soon.


Our Fundraising

As well as loss of income from the temporary closure of our shops, we will need to cancel many of the fundraising events we had planned in the coming months which will have a significant impact on our ability to raise funds. We are also very aware that the situation will have a big affect on those individuals and businesses who currently support us, so we anticipate a significant drop in income. There is currently no extra support available to us from government to meet this gap in funding so we are appealing to our local communities to continue to support us where they can.

Our approach has always been to use your donations to provide care – this means our resources and reserves are very limited. This may mean we will not be able to continue to provide vital care to those who are dying from a terminal or life-limiting illness.

Please, if you can make a donation of any amount – perhaps the amount you’ve saved on travelling to work, suspended gym & leisure subscriptions, or even just that Monday morning cappuccino you usually buy – help us to make sure we can continue to care for those who need us in their own homes and reduce pressure on the NHS at this critical time.

If you are able to help ensure our services can continue,

please support our Forget Us Not appeal

Thank you for standing by your local Hospice, we are the only community Hospice caring for people in every part of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, your money stays in your communities, caring for your neighbours.  Please support us to support you.