Birmingham St Mary’s is a lead provider of expert adult palliative care services, and our vision is to ensure that the best hospice care is available for everyone across the Birmingham and Sandwell communities, wherever and whenever they need it.

To achieve this, we must offer high quality services, whilst continuously growing our provision of care to support more people in need. The projects that we are currently raising funds for will do exactly this. In addition, they will help us to significantly enhance the quality of care we provide to the community, which in turn will improve the lives of those we support.

Support at Home - £140,744

Continuation of our volunteer-led service that offers friendly companionship, a listening ear and assistance with attending appointments for our patients on weekdays, weekends and evenings. We have so far secured £25,025 towards this project.

Trust Team Contacts -

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[email protected] 

 

Care Homes - £190,746

Working collaboratively with care homes to improve patient experience during end of life care. Providing regular training and support in care homes will allow for person-centred care. We have so far secured £98,030 towards this project.

Trust Team Contact - [email protected]

 

Extension of Bereavement Services - £36,426

The development of our bereavement service in our local communities to provide counselling for anyone struggling to cope with the loss of a loved one. We have so far secured £9,000 towards this project.

Trust Team Contact - [email protected]

 

Inpatient Unit Bathroom Refurbishment - £43,240

The vital refurbishment of our Inpatient bathroom and sluice room facilities, to improve accessibility and provide crucial support for those in our care. We have secured full project funding towards this.

Trust Team Contact - [email protected] 

 

Facilities Vehicle - £16,000

The urgent replacement of our facilities van, which collects and delivers vital blood packs, medicines, tissue and blood samples, and specially adapted equipment. We have secured full project funding towards this.

Trust Team Contact - [email protected] 

 

Equality and Diversity - £7,800

To dispel myths about hospice care in communities with low referral rates, through the promotion of our equality and diversity practices. We have so far secured £5,000 towards this project.

Trust Team Contact - [email protected] 

 

Homelessness - £81,160

To support the homeless population of Birmingham and Solihull, who currently have little or no access to palliative care. Our aim is to also deliver external training to frontline staff to ensure that they are better equipped to manage homeless individuals who have a life-limiting condition. We have so far secured £10,000 towards this project.

Trust Team Contact - [email protected] 

 

Patient Transport Vehicle - £36,500

The urgent replacement of one of our patient transport vehicles. We provide a vital transportation service to ensure that patients are able to attend our Day Hospice facility, whatever their circumstances. We have so far secured £27,100 towards this project.

Trust Team Contact - [email protected]

 

Equipment / Items

Necessary equipment and items to enhance support for people in our care. This could be anything from a mattress, to a vehicle which could transport blood samples, wheelchairs, or the people we support.

Trust Team Contacts - 

[email protected] 

[email protected]