Can you sponsor a Clinical Nurse Specialist for a year?
It costs us £36,000 to fund a Clinical Nurse Specialist for one year. We need more nurses to meet the growing need for our specialist care in the community.
Our 9 Clinical Nurse Specialists support patients throughout their illness. In 2016-17, they cared for 1,179 patients and their families.
Clinical Nurse Specialists visit patients at home and at our nurse led clinics, where they provide specialist pain and symptom management, emotional, psychological, and spiritual support. They also refer patients and families to other services offered by the Hospice. Isabel Hospice Clinical Nurse Specialists carry out the role that Macmillan community nurses do in other parts of the country.
All funds raised through this appeal will go towards the salaries of our Clinical Nurse Specialists.
Kay was a patient of the Hospice, her granddaughter said:
“When my Grandma became really ill caring for her became harder than we’d imagined and we realised we really needed support. Our Clinical Nurse Specialist, Susie, had already talked us through the type of help we may need and what was available to us but I don’t think we realised how much we would need it. We were all so used to just ’getting on with it’.
We called Susie and she dropped everything to help us. Throughout she handled all of our questions and fears, and was calm and patient when we were all so frazzled. She was so good with my Grandma too, who at 94 was fiercely independent, and funny about ‘strangers’ but Susie took all of this in her stride. Every time she came round, we breathed a sigh of relief. She put us all at ease, reassured us we were doing the right thing for my Grandma and enabled us to care for her in her own home, right tothe end, as was her wish.
Thank you doesn’t seem enough"
Please support our nurse appeal to help more people like Kay.
It only takes 12 generous supporters to donate £3,000 each to fund a Clinical Nurse Specialist for a whole year.
If you can help, please quote "NURSE APPEAL" in your reason for donation.
Donate to our Nurse Appeal
Alternatively, please contact John Palmer, Director of Fundraising and Marketing on 01707 3825546 or by email.