St Wilfrid’s Hospice Chichester
Since opening their doors to their first patient in January 1987, St Wilfrid’s Hospice has cared for over 14,300 local people. At any one time they are caring for over 230 people throughout Chichester and surrounding areas, whilst offering support to their families and friends.
They provide support through their 14 bed Inpatient Unit, Day Hospice, Hospice at Home and Clinical Nurse Specialist teams who are based in the community, Bereavement Service, Rehabilitation, Spiritual Care and busy Education Centre. Last year, 850 new patients from Chichester and the surrounding areas were referred to the Hospice.
St Wilfrid’s Hospice’s teams work with local NHS services, GPs and community nurses, providing specialist advice on symptom control and pain management, as well as vital support for the patient and their loved ones. Support is given to St Richard’s Hospital to help provide the highest standard of palliative care to patients.
How playing the Local Hospice Lottery helps St Wilfrid’s Hospice
All of St Wilfrid’s Hospice’s services are provided free of charge. As they are not part of the NHS they rely on public support to help raise 87% of their annual running costs of just under £6.7 million. Profits from the Local Hospice Lottery help towards their running costs and provides a regular stream of income which St Wilfrid’s Hospice can rely on receiving, each and every month. Not only does this help to provide essential care and support to local families right now, it also enables St Wilfrid’s Hospice to plan and develop their services for the future.
St Wilfrid’s Hospice is one of a number of hospices throughout Great Britain supported by Local Hospice Lottery and Local Hospice Lottery will give between 50% and 80% of profits from individuals playing in support of St Wilfrid’s Hospice to St Wilfrid’s Hospice. This is expected to be at least £1,000,000 over five years from April 2017. For each £1 entry in the weekly draw Local Hospice Lottery gives an average of 60p to hospice care.
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St Wilfrid’s Hospice is a Registered Charity, Number 281963