Home from Home
Our aim is to provide the patients and visitors with as comfortable stay as possible, being at the hospice, but feeling a little more like home. This project is about those comforts, chairs, beds, a tipple from the bar - each essential to enhancing their stay.
December 2010 - March 2011
Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity
We need to meet to 2 key requirements. The first is ensuring that patients and relatives are being properly cared for, the second is to make sure the hospice environment is fit for this purpose.
Therefore we are investing in new chairs and beds for relatives which are in specialised materials to limit infections and ensure durability.
By making these small additions, it means that all of the hours relatives spend with their loved ones can be done in comfort. Making this precious time a little easier. The beds enable relatives to stay over night, making the most of their time left together.
Comfort for all
Activities» Buy appropriate chairs and beds suitable for patients and relatives
Success will be... relatives feeling able to stay with their loved ones
Making the most of precious time
Activities» By providing the chairs and beds it will enable relatives to stay longer and with ease, in comfort
Success will be... enabling relatives to spend every hour they wish with their loved one, night or day
Make the hospice environment fit for purpose
Activities» By purchasing approved quality standard chairs, promoting infection control and durability
Success will be... meeting the needs of patients and relatives long term whilst ensuring infection is controlled and minimised
Long term these purchases will enable hundreds of patients and relatives to spend more precious time together. Enhancing this care by enabling this time to be spent in comfort, making a very difficult time just a little bit easier. Enabling them to feel that the hospice has a touch of home.
The key risk is not purchasing the appropriate chairs and beds. This has been minimised by utilising the skills of the multidisciplinary team that make up the hospice services including specialist physiotherapists and occupational therapists and purchasing through an authorised supplier.
We have a variety of communication methods available depending on the wishes of donors. These include updates via our website, by email or by letter. There is potential opportunity for profile raising activities or for absolute discretion depending on donor preferences.
Budget - Project Cost: £10,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £3,700 Armchairs 14 x 18 inch chairs with arm pads £530 Armchairs 2 x 19 inch chairs with arm pads £530 Armchairs 2 x 17 inch chairs with arm pads £2,300 Armchairs 5 x armchairs with drop arms £825 Armchairs 2 x armchairs with leg extensions £660 Fold out beds 2 x fold out beds for relatives £1,455 Refreshments Refreshments for patients and relatives from tea bar and patient bar
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Relative donation £1,500 Guaranteed
Countess Mountbatten House and Hospice Charity are located in Southampton. The hospice service covers the Southampton and South Central Hampshire area.
The hospice service overall provides medical, practical and emotional support to over 3000 patients a year.
Over 600 patients will be admitted to the in-patient unit at the hospice every year, each of these people along with their families and carers will benefit from this project.
Countess Mountbatten House is the only provider of specialist palliative care (hospice services) within the Southampton and South Central Hampshire area. The Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity exists solely to enhance the care available to patients, families and carers using the services of Countess Mountbatten House.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Kat Linsley Hood
As Head of Fundraising, Kat is key in liaising with medical staff on the need and appropriate solution and securing funding for the project