Urgent community appeal
Monday 6th April
"We know that this is a difficult time for everyone but Farleigh Hospice will continue to provide care to those who need it the most and we are appealing to our local community to give whatever they can to help us."
Farleigh Hospice is working on the frontline, caring for people living with a life-limiting illness and supporting the NHS and the mid-Essex community through the COVID-19 pandemic. We are also facing one of our biggest financial challenges since we first opened our doors nearly 40 years ago.
Our nurses and doctors are working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing additional support within the community and providing hospice care within people’s homes. We are helping those who are most vulnerable and in their last few weeks and days of life. We are preventing unnecessary hospital admissions and ensuring where possible people are with their loved ones during their final hours.
To help our community we have launched our Farleigh Helpline at 01245 457 300 which offers information and support, as well as a listening ear, to anyone who needs us during this difficult time. All our staff are pulling together and working as one team, as our non-clinical staff are retrained and are redeployed to support the frontline care team.
But as we increase our services and care, we are also being forced to cancel or postpone our fundraising events and activities. That is why we need your support now, more than ever before.
We need your help to support those living with a life-limiting illness, now and in the future. We need your help to ensure where possible people can be with their families in their final hours and die in the safety and comfort of their own home.
Every penny you donate will make a difference.
“We are facing immense challenges and huge pressures on our resources, but our hugely dedicated teams of doctors and nurses are out there dealing with emergencies and are working around the clock to deliver vital care to hundreds of people with life-limiting illnesses, and we expect more referrals in the coming weeks. We are also there for the NHS, preventing unnecessary admissions to local hospitals and sharing our expert knowledge on end of life care with hospital staff.
We know that this is a difficult time for everyone but Farleigh Hospice will continue to provide care to those who need it the most and we are appealing to our local community to give whatever they can to help us.” - Dr Eva Lew, Medical Director, Farleigh Hospice
Thank you from everyone at Farleigh Hospice.