York hospice charity, St Leonard’s Hospice has received a generous £1,500 donation from local housebuilder, Barratt Developments Yorkshire East, as part of its Community Fund initiative.
The hospice has been providing specialist palliative care and support for local people with life-limiting illnesses for more than 35 years. The specialist care is dedicated to providing support tailored specifically for their patients needs as well as the patient’s families and carers.
Alongside the team of incredibly experienced doctors and nurses, St Leonard’s Hospice also offer a variety of specialist services for patients and their loved ones including in-patient care and hospice care at home.
St Leonard’s Hospice is also connected to York Teaching Hospital and Marie Curie in order to bring together end of life care specialists across the community to provide rapid patient and family support.
Other support resources are dedicated to dealing with the grief associated with the loss of a loved one and counselling for family and carers involved in a patient’s end of life care. Patients can also make use of a hospice biographer, giving people the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy for their family and friends with an audio recording.
Barratt Developments Community Fund is an initiative that aims to support the communities in which the housebuilder operates, with a different local charity chosen each month.
With the help of the £1,500 donation, St Leonard’s Hospice can focus on funding the core costs that enables them to identify where further funds are needed the most. This includes but isn’t limited to funding the medical supplies that are used by the Hospice@Home team, where the care provided can cost up to £75 per patient depending on their needs. St Leonard’s Hospice has seen an increase in patients choosing to use the Hospice@Home service leading to the associated costs growing on an annual basis.
Daniel Smith, Managing Director at Barratt Developments Yorkshire East, commented: “St Leonard’s Hospice do an amazing job providing excellent palliative care to patients and support to loved ones within the York area.
“The hospice is a free service for patients to use, however it isn’t free for them to run, and so we’re pleased to be able to support them with this donation. They make such a difference to people requiring specialist care in the area and we hope that our donation will help in continuing the excellent work they do.”
James Wainwright, Head of Fundraising at St Leonard’s Hospice, said: “We would like to sincerely thank the Trustees of The Barratt Foundation for their generous grant of £1,500, it is greatly appreciated by all of us at the hospice.
“We are particularly grateful to receive funding that can be allocated to our core costs, as this enables us to identify where it is most needed and where it will be most effective. Our focus continues to be on delivering excellent care and support to all of our patients, their families and loved ones, and this would not be possible without the support of charitable trusts such as The Barratt Foundation.”
Barratt Developments, which includes Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands, has its Barratt Homes Mortimer Park development within the area, offering a collection of two, three and four bedroom homes complete with energy-saving features. For more information, please visit Barratt Homes website.