Tynedale Hospice at Home

Tynedale Hospice at Home

At a glance

Causes

  • Children / families
  • Counselling / advice
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Local / community

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

Tynedale Hospice at Home mission is to enable all those impacted by life limiting illness, or death, to live and die well.

The majority of people would choose to receive care in their own home and avoid unwanted admissions to hospital in the final stage of their life. Our unique service means that people can remain in familiar surroundings in the comfort of their own home. We create a personalised care journey which extends to bereavement support for families, carers and children.

As a registered charity, Tynedale Hospice at Home relies on over 90% of its income from charitable donations, grants and income from its shops. Thanks to our community we are able to deliver care services free of charge:

  • Specialised end-of-life nursing care and support to patients in their own home
  • Patient transport services
  • Complimentary therapies
  • Bereavement counselling and support for children and adults

The charity covers an 800 sq. mile radius across Tynedale, Ponteland and West Northumberland, much of which is rural.

Activities

Tynedale Hospice at Home provides vital front line services; nursing care, hospital transport complimentary therapies and pre and post bereavement support to children, adults and families in the communities of Tynedale, Ponteland and West Northumberland. 

Unlike many hospices, Tynedale Hospice at Home’s palliative nursing care is provided in the home where the patient and their families can be surrounded by familiar comforts and can be cared for in a place of their choosing. Our Registered Nurses and Hospice Support Workers are specially trained to provide high quality nursing and personal care to patients with life-limiting illnesses or palliative care needs.

Our hospital transport service offers a door-to-door service to and from hospital appointments for those with a life-limiting diagnosis and is provided entirely by volunteer drivers who use their own cars. This service is an essential lifeline to many in our community – especially as we cover an 800 square mile radius, much of which is rural.

As part of our wraparound care, our trained Complimentary Therapist provides a range of complimentary therapies to help ease physical symptoms, promote relaxation and reduce stress. The main therapies offered are massage, reflexology, reiki and relaxation. This service is offered in the home or at one of our community wellbeing hubs.

Adults, children and families who are facing or grieving the death of a loved one can access our family support service which is available to anyone in the community, regardless of whether they have had experience of another of the Hospice services. Our trained team of staff and volunteers provide one to one, group and family support and also work in schools when required.

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