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Emily Murphy
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Trusts Fundraiser
 
2020 has seen an unprecedented pressure on hospice budgets following the Covid-19 pandemic. The hospice has been very grateful to receive emergency funding to cover adapted working practices and unbudgeted costs but it is important not to lose sight of the longer term objective – funding core services.

All core services have been maintained and we are proud to say that we are still here, and still sharing the care. However, the change in financial situation has shifted the focus for funding. The need to fund core services is now the key priority.

This is a challenging time but we are determined to continue providing expert care and support for our patients and their families.

A grant today will ensure continued care for some of the most vulnerable people in the community. Here’s some of the ways you can help and support these services along with other items to enhance the patient/service user care experience.
  • Boilers
  • LED Lighting
  • IT/digital infrastructure
  • Talking Products
Boilers

Hot water and heating are critical to the operation of Wakefield Hospice. The needs of the patients and service users are priority. To create a cosy and comfortable environment for all patients, the hospice needs a reliable, efficient and fit for purpose heating system.

The current boilers and water cylinders were first installed when the hospice was built over 30 years ago. They are now inefficient, costly and possibly the most environmentally unfriendly option available with signs of breakdown imminent. The impact of this for the hospice would be very severe so action is now being taken.

Whilst the solution is simple, it is costly. Can you help towards the ‘Total Care’ package of replacing and installing the heating system, helping the hospice work smarter, not harder at providing outstanding care with positive impacts on the internal and external environment?

View the full case for support here or for more information or to make a donation directly, please contact Trusts Fundraiser, Emily Murphy on emily.murphy@wakefieldhospice.co.uk or phone 01924 331401.

LED Lighting

Wakefield Hospice is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Care never stops. Having been in place since the hospice was built over 30 years ago, the current lighting system supporting this continuous operation is now inefficient, costly and possibly the most environmentally unfriendly option available.

The solution is simple. Replace all existing incandescent bulbs with the much more efficient LED (light-emitting diode) alternative. This will save the hospice a significant amount of money on utility bills (estimated £112,000 in 5 years), provide a much more environmentally friendly solution and enhance health and safety measures.
Can you help the hospice work smarter, not harder at providing outstanding care with positive impacts on the internal and external environment?

View the full case for support here or for more information or to make a donation directly, please contact Trusts Fundraiser, Emily Murphy on Emily.murphy@wakefieldhospice.co.uk or phone 01924 331401.


IT/Digital Infrastructure

IT (Information Technology) was always within the hospice’s short to mid-term strategy - to obtain financial support towards new and enhanced technology and capabilities but the covid-19 pandemic has increased the importance of need and moved it to the top of the priority list.

A grant today will support the hospice’s tomorrows by enabling investment in to the right technology and software, allowing the hospice to adapt and futureproof services, working practices and self-sufficient income generating potential, in a safe, efficient and effective way.

View the full case for support here or for more information or to make a donation directly, please contact Trusts Fundraiser, Emily Murphy on emily.murphy@wakefieldhospice.co.uk or phone 01924 331401.

Talking Products

Talking Products are a relatively new phenomenon at Wakefield Hospice that are revolutionising person-centred care and providing meaningful treasured keepsakes for loved ones.

They allow personal audio recordings to be made on everyday items such as greetings cards and photo albums, which, in a hospice environment, is a particularly powerful notion, especially as once recorded, the audio is embedded forever.

Their use has become all the more poignant and diverse during the coronavirus pandemic as staff have adapted their use to keep families connected in ways that may not have otherwise been possible.

By funding talking products at Wakefield Hospice, you will strengthen family bonds and make a lasting distance.

View the full case for support here or for more information or to make a donation directly, please contact Trusts Fundraiser, Emily Murphy on emily.murphy@wakefieldhospice.co.uk or phone 01924 331401.