Charity registration no. SCO11227.
All profits are donated to hospice care and after marketing costs Local Hospice Lottery will give between 55% and 80% of income from individuals playing to support Highland Hospice to Highland Hospice. This is expected to be at least £500,000 over three years.
About Highland Hospice
Highland Hospice is the only hospice serving adults with incurable life limiting disease in the Highlands of Scotland and we are acknowledged as a resource of specialist palliative care expertise in the region. Palliative care focuses on the control of pain and other symptoms, on the reduction of suffering and on the enhancement of the life that remains. By addressing these physical, psychological and social needs we aim to enable patients to live out their life with dignity and to offer support to their families and friends, both during the patient’s illness and into bereavement.
Our multidisciplinary team comprises medical and nursing staff, a chaplain, social worker, counsellors, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and a complementary therapist. As demand increases, our many services continue to run and expand. We currently have a ten bed In Patient Unit in Inverness and our Day Hospice service covers Portree, Dornoch, Thurso and Fort William, as well as continuing in Inverness. We provide bereavement counselling, Highlandwide, for families and friends of our former patients and our medical team provides specialist support within hospitals and care homes, as well as visiting patients at home.
Additionally, we offer education and training for other healthcare professionals and care home staff to enhance their ability to provide palliative care in their own communities. Highland Hospice is a charity. No charge is made to our patients or their families. We receive approximately a third of our funding from the NHS and in order to keep all of our services going, we rely on the support of the public for the remainder of our income. We work hard to offer a variety of ways to engage the Highland community in supporting us. Our shops are now present in 11 locations and in addition to the Local Hospice Lottery we host a full calendar of fundraising events, as well as working with individuals, groups, companies and trusts who wish to support us in their own unique way.
If you would like to find out about the other ways in which you can help Highland Hospice carry on caring, you can phone Highland Hospice on 01463 243132 or visit their website by clicking here.