• In total, St Gemma’s supported over 3,000 local people in the last year
• 1,228 local people were referred to St Gemma’s Hospice care for the first time
• The St Gemma’s community team, of doctors and nurses, made 5,005 visits to patients in their own homes
• We cared for 517 patients in the Hospice In-Patient Unit
• Around a third of patients admitted to St Gemma’s Hospice In-Patient Unit were discharged and the average length of stay was 13 days
• There were 1,236 attendances to St Gemma’s Day Services, with increasing numbers of people accessing the new range of clinics and sessions
• We trained 640 external healthcare professionals and had 118 student placements, supporting them to deliver the best possible care in the future
• Our team of volunteers contributed over 124,000 hours across all areas, including bereavement support, gardening, fundraising and administration
• 26% of our income came from our grant from the NHS. The rest was raised by our brilliant and committed community of supporters
• We had 610,000 customers to our chain of 24 charity shops and 1.14 million items were sold in the year
• 21,000 people took part in a fundraising event
• 60 people made a final gift by remembering St Gemma’s Hospice in their will.
St Gemma’s Hospice has approximately 255 employees. Of those, 160 employees directly support patient care (such as nursing and medical teams, social workers, housekeepers and therapists). The remainder work in non-patient areas, such as our charity shops, income generation department and support teams such as Finance and IT.
St Gemma’s Hospice has a team of approximately 940 volunteers, working in a variety of roles supporting departments throughout the organisation.
Donations make a real difference and could pay for the following…
£2 could buy a patient information pack, giving practical advice to patients and carers
£5 could provide a memory box for a bereaved child. They can store sentimental trinkets inside to help them cope with their loss
£10 provides a delicious 3-course meal for one of our In-Patients, freshly cooked by our chefs
£15 helps keep a patient mobile and independent by providing physiotherapy support
£30 provides expert telephone advice and support to a patient at home
£50 provides support to a child experiencing a loved one’s illness and death via group sessions
£75 provides a complementary therapy session for a patient, or carer, which could include massage, aromatherapy or hypnotherapy to relieve stress and anxiety
£100 could provide a specialist bereavement support session for someone struggling to cope with the loss of a loved one
£145 provides an intravenous therapy to an Out-Patient
£250 for a St Gemma’s community team member to visit a patient in their own home and provide clinical advice and practical support
£325 pays for a patient to spend the day at St Gemma’s Day Services
£450 per day funds care for one In-Patient staying at the Hospice, covering everything from expert care, to pain relief and meals
£750 will help fund a syringe driver, a battery operated pump that provides continuous, effective pain relief. This reduces the number of injections or medicines that the patient needs
£1,040 covers the cost of providing all our services for an hour
£3,000 could buy a specialist bed to give a patient as much comfort and support as possible
£6,500 is the cost, on average, of caring for an individual patient referred to our services
£12,000 is the cost of running our family support team for a month – offering practical and emotional support to people through the most difficult time in their lives
£20,000 needs to be raised every day to run all St Gemma’s services and activities.