St Margaret’s Hospice Care has received a grant of £120,000 from the Wolfson Foundation’s COVID-19 Support Fund.
St Margaret’s Hospice Care were invited to apply to the fund as we had previously received funding towards the installation of a new IT building in 2019. This funding from the Wolfson Foundation is unrestricted, which means that the hospice is able to use Wolfson’s support in the way which best responds to our own specific needs – at this critical moment and as we plan for the months to come.
The hospice is continuing to support patients and their families through the pandemic, ensuring that appropriate care and support is available to everyone who needs this. Over the last 12 months the need for our care has increased. In the first weekend in January the hospice saw its highest number of calls in ten years. Many of those callers were ambulance staff, district nurses and GPs, who all needed our expertise and help – as well as calls from patients, families and carers who are exhausted and now struggling to cope during this third phase of lockdown.
Grants like this as well as support from our local community mean that we can continue to be there for patients and their families, through the pandemic and beyond.