Teesside Hospice Care Foundation
How or why was Teesside Hospice Care Foundation formed?
Teesside Hospice based in Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, was established in 1982 to enhance the lives of local people suffering from advanced cancer and other life limiting illnesses. Teesside Hospice is registered with the Charities Commissionwith the following aim:
To provide specialist palliative care and relief of complex symptoms with regard to physical, social, psychological and spiritual aspects of patient / family care, thus enabling them to return home or to another care environment.
What work is Teesside Hospice Care Foundation doing now?
Teesside Hospice is a needs-led service which cares for over 3,000 individuals in the Teesside region each year. All services are provided free of charge.
The majority of care to patients, families and carers, focuses upon pain and symptom control, but the hospice also provides respite admissions. Most people wish to end their days in the familiar surroundings of their own homes, provided they are free from unpleasant symptoms and do not feel they are an undue burden to those caring for them.
Teesside Hospice’s care reflects this.
Teesside Hospice’s range of specialist care services include:
- 10 beds for Inpatient Care
- Edward and Glenis Guy Day Care Centre at Teesside Hospice facilitating 16 guests per day
- Adult Bereavement Counselling Service
- ‘Forget-Me-Not’ Teesside Hospice Children’s Bereavement Counselling Service
- Regular Outpatient Clinics
- Lymphoedema Clinics
- Home and Hospital Visits
- Working in partnership with Specialist Nurses
Teesside Hospice has annual running costs in excess of £2.2 million. The Hospice receives in the region of one third of these costs from the local NHS and must therefore raise approximately £4,600 each and every day of the year from its own resources. Teesside Hospice Trading Company exists to bridge the shortfall in funding and is supported by the local community in a variety of fundraising activities including charity shops, lotteries, community events and other sponsored events.
What you hope to do in the future?
Teesside Hospice’s hopes for the future are simple: To provide and develop a sustainable needs-led specialist palliative care service to the local community.
For more information, please visit http://www.teessidehospice.org/