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Teesside Hospice Care Foundation

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 Commission with the following aim:

Teesside Hospice Care Foundation exists to enhance the quality of life of those suffering from cancer and other life limiting illness.  It offers specialist palliative care and support to patients and carers, in the belief that each person is entitled to dignity and choice within the best provision of care.

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What work is Teesside Hospice Care Foundation doing now?

Teesside Hospice provides specialist palliative care including pain and symptom control and physical, social, psychological and spiritual wellbeing.  This allows patients to return home or to another care environment.

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Teesside Hospice’s range of specialist care services include:

  • 10 beds for Inpatient Care
  • Day 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

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Teesside Hospice has annual running costs in excess of £2.5 million.  The Hospice receives in the region of one third of these costs from the local NHS and must therefore raise approximately £5,200 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.

 

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/