Project information

Grace's Place - Bury, North Manchester

Building on its hugely successful track record, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice is opening a new children’s hospice, called Grace’s Place. We are working hard to raise funds to purchase critical equipment to ensure we can begin caring for children in North Manchester with life shortening condition

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Charity information: Forget Me Not Children's Hospice

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  • Need

    Need

    The need for Grace’s Place was established some years ago. In North Manchester there are more than 650 children living with life shortening conditions. The vast majority of these children are not receiving support from a children’s hospice, as the nearest hospices are many miles to the north (Derian House) or South (Francis House). The local community, care professionals and the families waiting for care have for many years been strong supporters of Grace’s Place and continue to be so.

    Solution

    For us Hospice at Home means providing weekly planned respite for children living with life shortening conditions and their families in their own homes. Families tell us that while the hospice is a special place for them to come to it is the weekly care and support they receive at home which makes a massive difference. Hospice at Home will be a really significant part of what we do for children and families in North Manchester and surrounding areas.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To begin offering Hospice at Home for children from North Manchester by Christmas 2017.

    Activities

    » To start our care in North Manchester we need essential equipment to enable our care team to support local children and their families.

    providing weekly planned respite for children living with life shortening conditions and their families in their own homes.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Our plan is to begin offering Hospice at Home for children from North Manchester by Christmas 2017. Ahead of this we are already beginning to recruit our care team locally so we can train them and get them ready to deliver care. Your support will mean we can care for the first children ever to be supported from Grace’s Place, providing them with exactly what they need for as long as they need it, and creating some very special memories for families which will stay with them forever.

    Risk

    The pace at which we will get Hospice at Home started at Grace’s Place is determined by the income we can secure to give us the confidence to begin care.

    Reporting

    Regular updates are provided, for example social media will highlight the secured funding and the ongoing support provided to children and families

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £9,060

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,500 Dynamap monitor the blood pressure and pulse rates which are indicators of pain and distress
      £160 Stethoscopes listen for difficulties in breathing or heart rate
      £4,000 Syringe driver deliver medications to prevent pain and seizures
      £100 Glucometer check the blood sugar to ensure the baby or child is comfortable
      £900 Pulseoximeter check the oxygen levels in the blood and help identify distressing breathing difficulties
      £1,700 Suction machine to keep the airways clear to enable breathing and remove distressing blockages
      £200 Car Seats to collect and transport children safely
      £500 Drugs Fridge store safely and secure
  • Background

    Location

    North Manchester - Bury, Rochdale and Oldham

    Beneficiaries

    Children and families across North Manchester with life shortening conditions.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Building on its hugely successful track record, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice Russell House, Huddersfield.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Sharon Burton - Director Of Care

    Ensure the correct equipment is purchased to support Grace's Place.

    Nicola O'Dowd - Director Of Finance

    ensure the funds are recorded for audit reasons

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