St Gemma’s Hospice received 2,322 new referrals for patient care
The Hospice had 569 in-patient admissions
The St Gemma’s community team of nurses and doctors made 5,913 visits
There were 1,274 attendances to St Gemma’s Day Services.
The St Gemma’s team delivered 2,617 bereavement support assessments and follow ups to patients’ families.
Around a third of patients admitted to St Gemma’s Hospice were discharged and the average length of stay was 15 days.
St Gemma’s Hospice has 260 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, fundraising department and support teams such as Finance and IT.
St Gemma’s Hospice has a team of over 800 volunteers, working in a variety of roles supporting departments throughout the organisation.
It costs St Gemma’s…:
£2 to buy a patient information pack, giving practical advice to patients and carers.
£5 to buy a selection of bulbs and seeds for our award winning gardens so our in-patients and their families can relax in a colourful and peaceful setting.
£30 to provide expert telephone advice and support to a patient at home.
£50 per group session to provide support to a child experiencing a loved one’s illness and death.
£75 to provide a complementary therapy session for a patient, or carer, which could include massage, aromatherapy or hypnotherapy.
£100 to provide a specialist bereavement support session.
£145 to provide 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 telephone and other support to them and their family.
£325 for a patient to visit St Gemma’s Day Services.
£450 per day to care for one In-Patient staying at the Hospice, covering everything from expert care, to meals and medicines.
£750 to help fund a syringe driver, a battery operated pump that provides continuous, effective pain relief.
£1,040 an hour to provide all our services.
£6,500 on average to care for an individual patient referred to our services.
£25,000 to run all St Gemma’s services for one day.