St Vincent’s Hospice

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Charity registration no. SC006888

All profits are donated to hospice care and after marketing costs Local Hospice Lottery will give between 52% and 80% of income from individuals playing to support St Vincent’s Hospice to St Vincent’s Hospice.  This is expected to be at least £500,000 over five years.

About St Vincent’s Hospice

St Vincent’s Hospice serves the communities of Renfrewshire and surrounding areas providing specialist palliative care to those living with cancer and other life limiting illnesses. Services are provided completely free of charge to patients and their families. The hospice aims for the highest standard of person centred care while ensuring choice, dignity, and an enhanced quality of life.

St Vincent’s Hospice has an 8 bedded in-patient unit, all of which are single bedded rooms, with overnight accommodation available for family members. Bed occupancy remains high with the average length of stay recently being 20 days.

St Vincent’s Day Hospice is attended by patients living in the community. The purpose of the Day Hospice is to support patients and their carers. Coming to Day Hospice provides companionship and social support which helps reduce isolation, fears and anxiety. These services include a range of therapies provided by specially trained nurses, doctors, chaplains, family support workers, and other professionals.

St Vincent’s Hospice also delivers services on an outreach basis directly to patients in the community. These include home visits, face to face meetings, and phone contact as appropriate from our Consultants, Specialist Palliative Care Nurses, or other healthcare professionals. This type of support covers a number of patient challenges including pain control, symptom management, medication review and emotional support all aimed at enhancing the patient’s quality of life while at home.

Other services provided by St Vincent’s Hospice include a 24 hour advice service to professionals, patients, and carers. Also Patient and Family Support Services which includes social work, family support, child counselling and bereavement support. In addition to clinical services, the hospice provides specialist education services to other professions who provide palliative care in the community and hospital settings.

As St Vincent’s Hospice continues to plan and develop services it is aware of the enormous and complex changes that will affect hospice care; from increases in the elderly population, to types of illnesses expected to be encountered, to significant changes in how health and social care will be delivered, against a backdrop of financial challenges that face us all.

The changing society, the consequences and challenges that this presents joined with the hospice’s long term financial position, means that St Vincent’s Hospice needs support to enable it to continue to provide crucial services to enhance the lives of those living with cancer and other life limiting illness.

How Lottery Hospice Lottery helps

It costs £5,000 per day to run the services provided by St Vincent’s Hospice, over half of which comes from voluntary donations. A proportion of proceeds from the Local Hospice Lottery helps towards St Vincent’s Hospice’s running costs and provides a regular stream of income which the charity can depend on receiving, each and every month. A little help really can make a BIG difference. All profits are donated to hospice care and after marketing costs Local Hospice Lottery will give between 52% and 80% of income from individuals playing to support St Vincent’s Hospice to St Vincent’s Hospice. This is expected to be at least £500,000 over five years.

St Vincent’s Hospice and the services provided

St Vincent’s Hospice serves the communities of Renfrewshire and surrounding areas providing specialist palliative care to those living with cancer and other life limiting illnesses. Services are provided completely free of charge to patients and their families. The hospice aims for the highest standard of person centred care while ensuring choice, dignity, and an enhanced quality of life.

St Vincent’s Hospice has an 8 bedded in-patient unit, all of which are single bedded rooms, with overnight accommodation available for family members. Bed occupancy remains high with the average length of stay recently being 20 days.

St Vincent’s Day Hospice is attended by patients living in the community. The purpose of the Day Hospice is to support patients and their carers. Coming to Day Hospice provides companionship and social support which helps reduce isolation, fears and anxiety. These services include a range of therapies provided by specially trained nurses, doctors, chaplains, family support workers, and other professionals.

St Vincent’s Hospice also delivers services on an outreach basis directly to patients in the community. These include home visits, face to face meetings, and phone contact as appropriate from our Consultants, Specialist Palliative Care Nurses, or other healthcare professionals. This type of support covers a number of patient challenges including pain control, symptom management, medication review and emotional support all aimed at enhancing the patient’s quality of life while at home.

Other services provided by St Vincent’s Hospice include a 24 hour advice service to professionals, patients, and carers. Also Patient and Family Support Services which includes social work, family support, child counselling and bereavement support. In addition to clinical services, the hospice provides specialist education services to other professions who provide palliative care in the community and hospital settings.

As St Vincent’s Hospice continues to plan and develop services it is aware of the enormous and complex changes that will affect hospice care; from increases in the elderly population, to types of illnesses expected to be encountered, to significant changes in how health and social care will be delivered, against a backdrop of financial challenges that face us all.

The changing society, the consequences and challenges that this presents joined with the hospice’s long term financial position, means that St Vincent’s Hospice needs support to enable it to continue to provide crucial services to enhance the lives of those living with cancer and other life limiting illness.

How Lottery Hospice Lottery helps

It costs £5,000 per day to run the services provided by St Vincent’s Hospice, over half of which comes from voluntary donations. A proportion of proceeds from the Local Hospice Lottery helps towards St Vincent’s Hospice’s running costs and provides a regular stream of income which the charity can depend on receiving, each and every month. A little help really can make a BIG difference. All profits are donated to hospice care and after marketing costs Local Hospice Lottery will give between 52% and 80% of income from individuals playing to support St Vincent’s Hospice to St Vincent’s Hospice. This is expected to be at least £500,000 over five years.

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