Will you help us be there for people like Sandra?
“Going through cancer is a terrifying thing – not just for me, but for my family as well. St Margaret’s have supported us throughout, making everything so much simpler and more manageable”
Every day, St Margaret’s nurses are visiting patients across Somerset with an end-of-life diagnosis, bringing hospice care to them at home. For patients like Sandra, being able to access our care is life changing.
When Sandra was diagnosed with an incurable secondary bone cancer last year, she didn’t know what to do. With support from our nurses, Sandra has been able to focus on getting her life back, enjoying the time that she has left, doing the things she loves, and spending time with family.
Sandra came to St Margaret’s with complex symptoms – she was in lots of pain and struggled to sit on a normal chair, or sleep in a normal bed. Our team of community nurses assessed Sandra at home, taking the time to listen to her and finding solutions so that she could be more comfortable. When things took a turn for the worse, Sandra stayed on our In-patient Unit. She came out stronger and has since been at home with her family, knowing that 24/7 expert care and advice is just a phone call away.
“They treat me like a human being. If I need anything at home, they’re there – whether that’s someone at the end of their adviceline to get help from, or a nurse to pop over to check I’m OK – nothing is ever too much”
85% of our patients are cared for at home, in familiar and comforting surroundings. Our teams take the time to really get to know our patients and their families. We help them to live as well as they can, for as long as possible. But we can only do this with your support.
“Whilst I’m still here enjoying whatever time I have, I urge anybody reading this to support St Margaret’s Hospice, because so many more families going through dark times really do need them”
With a donation today, you can help our nurses take the time to care for people like Sandra, when they need it most. Thank you!
Other ways to donate
We’re here to help so if you have any questions about our appeal, or you’d like to donate over the phone, call our friendly supporter experience team on 01935 709485. If you’d like to send us a cheque, please send this to St Margaret's Hospice Care, Little Tarrat Lane, Yeovil, BA20 2HU.
Find out more information on other ways to donate here.