Project information

Replacement Mattress Project 2011

Many of our mattresses are in excess of 10 years old and require replacing. Having trialled a number of products the best in terms of patient comfort costs £4,000. This is a specialist mattress proven to be beneficial in terms of pain relief. Ideally we would require 16 of these mattresses.

The project will last as long as it takes to replace all 16 mattresses.

Charity information: Springhill Hospice

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  • Need


    Many of our mattresses are in excess of 10 years old and current technology means that mattresses are far superior today in treating pain relief than they were when we purchased the ones we currently use.


    In our trials the chosen mattress - the Osaka Cirrus - stood out above all others. The latest technology provides a very high pressure relief and results in improvements to pain management.
    Nursing staff and patients have evaluated the mattress extreme;y well, commenting on issues ranging from the silence of the pump to improved comfort, particularly for patients who are suffering from increased pain due to their condition.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To improve the quality of life for all our In-patient unit patients


    » We aim to raise enough funds to replace the mattresses we are currently using

    What success will look like

    Success will be supplying each bed with a new mattress

  • Impact


    The long term change this project will bring by bringing superior care for persons who need all the comfort they can get.


    We can see no risks to this project.


    We will be able to report to donors on a personal basis by inviting them to see the mattresses and to speak with staff and patients about the benefits of having them.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £64,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £32,000 Fundraising various events
      £32,000 Appeal new technology/ social media/ sms donations

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Mr & Mrs Stott £12,000 Guaranteed
    Springhill Crafts £16,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The Hospice is based in Rochdale. Our catchment area is the whole of the Rochdale Metropolitan Borough along with parts of Oldham, Rossendale and North Manchester.


    We have been established as an independent hospice for 21 years and in that time have treated thousands of people living with life-limiting illnesses.
    With around 250,000 population are area is not particularly wealthy and the recession has hit the three townships in our locale - Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton - particularly hard, with many of the shops and smaller businesses folding.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the only hospice in the Rochdale Metropolitan Borough which makes the services we offer - free of charge - to the community absolutely exclusive.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Sheila Johnson

    Sheila, who holds a Masters Degree in Hospice Leadership, is our Clinical Services Manager and has total responsibilty for all clinical issues

    Anne Grey

    Anne is our Senior Ward Sister who manages our 40 -strong nursing staff.

    Ian Jenkins

    Our Fundraising Manager, Ian leads the fundraising team for the Hospice.

    Sarah Lee Ford

    Sarah, our Income Services Lead, oversees the fundraising function via our Lottery game, our Retail arm and the Fundraising team


will pay for one mattress

"The mattress is extremely comfortable, very quiet and has allowed me to sleep much better"

Patient, Springhill Hospice