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During the coronavirus crisis our monthly fundraising income plummeted by 70%. The support from the local community has been amazing, but we still need your help to continue caring for local people with terminal illnesses. Join our hospice Lottery and, from just £1 a week, you could win a top prize of £1,000 and provide much needed hospice care to local people and their families when they really need it.


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Information on Covid 19 (Coronavirus)

Update (Wednesday 4 November): Following the government announcement on Saturday 31 October we have no immediate plans to make any changes to our care services. It is very much business as usual for the In-patient Unit, the Community Team and Day Hospice at St Barnabas House. There are also no changes to the current visiting guidelines.


When the pandemic was declared, in line with Government guidance we took the decision to close our Day Hospice and café, and put our Hospice Outreach Project on hold. Outpatient and therapy services also had to cease and all visiting stopped, with the exception of visits to patients in their last days of life. At the hospice itself, we opened five new beds in order to provide additional support to the community. We continued to support our Day Hospice patients by introducing our new Helping Hands scheme, offering social and practical support, like a shopping service and prescription delivery to hospice patients who don’t have a network of friends and family. We have also kept in touch via telephone and through virtual outpatient sessions. Our Family Services Team have continued to offer bereavement counselling and support via telephone and video calls. As constraints have started to ease, we have begun to welcome back Day Hospice patients to a reduced service involving physiotherapy, activities, wellbeing sessions, refreshments and the opportunity to socialise in line with social distancing rules. We are also running outpatient clinics and physiotherapy sessions for those patients able to come in to the hospice.


Update (Wednesday 4 Nov): following the government announcement on Saturday 31 October all face-to-face fundraising will be temporarily stopped on Wednesday 4 Nov. We will continue to monitor the situation and government advice.


On Wednesday 18 March we temporarily stopped all door-to-door canvassing with immediate effect. As the constraints eased, we reintroduced face-to-face fundraising for a trial period starting from 25 August with small teams of canvassers that were fundraising door-to-door and in supermarkets in the local community. We monitor and regulate the work of our canvassers. The St Barnabas House Lottery provides a significant, regular income to support local people who need vital hospice care.

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