St Wilfrid’s Hospice is currently continuing care to over 300 patients both at the Hospice and in their own homes during the coronavirus pandemic, ensuring they continue to play a vital part in our healthcare system.
Alison Moorey, chief executive said: “These are unprecedented times we find ourselves in, with the situation surrounding coronavirus changing daily.
“By maintaining our capacity to care for more patients, we are doing our bit to help our NHS colleagues better cope with the expected rise in patients in the coming weeks.
“We have been able to open an additional 4 beds for a total of 18 beds, and with additional safety measures in place, continue to make community nursing visits.
“We want to reassure everyone that our top priority remains our patients and their loved ones, and we are doing everything within our power to ensure our hospice services continues without compromising the safety of our patients, their loved ones, our staff and volunteers.
“With the recent closure of all our Living Well Centre, high street retail shops and the postponement of all our current fundraising events, we would like to urge the public to continue to support the Hospice at this critical time.
I want to express my thanks to the hundreds of staff and volunteers who are working tirelessly through this period and to all our supporters, volunteers and donors for their on-going support.”
For the latest on what St Wilfrid’s Hospice is doing to support the local community or to make a donation, visit: stwh.co.uk