Karin, one of our Hospice at Home nurses, introduces the St Peter's Hospice 2022 Christmas Appeal
Can you believe Christmas is just around the corner? This year seems to have flown by!
I must admit, I love the festive period and spending it at home with loved ones. As a St Peter's Hospice at Home Nurse, however, I've spent my fair share of Christmas Days in patients' homes. I can see just how much it means to them to be home, with their nearest and dearest around them. Especially when for many, it will be their final Christmas.
Recently it's become harder for our teams to help our patients stay at home for as long as possible. The effects of the pandemic are still being felt, and the cost-of-living crisis is really taking hold, alongside the rising costs of providing care. We've noticed an increased need for our services in our local communities, particularly by patients wishing to be cared for at home.