How Nottingham Hospitals Charity supports palliative care

A member of Nottingham City Transport speaks to a patient at Hayward House. She is sitting on her walker and he is standing with his back to the camera

Posted on: 04 Aug 2022

At Nottingham Hospitals Charity supporting patients with terminal illnesses, and those who are reaching the end of their life, is an important part of what we do. It’s not only important for patients but their families too. We want to ensure that patients and their loved ones feel supported during this difficult time, and receive the best care possible.

Over the past 15 years we’ve supported multiple projects at Nottingham Hospitals to support patients receiving palliative care.

SWAN initiative

The SWAN initiative is a unique model of care, which ensures that patients and their families receive personalised care from staff at the end of their life. Thanks to our supporters, Nottingham Hospitals Charity funded the £30,000 initiative, which allows staff to be able to gently support loved ones in marking special occasions and dates, and create personalised memory boxes. They also provide a comfortable space for families to spend those last moments together.

You can read more about this initiative here.

Hayward House

Hayward House is a palliative care centre within the grounds of City Hospital which provides high quality care centred on the needs of the patient and their loved ones. Patients and families are supported from diagnosis all the way through to end-of-life care.

Each year we help fund extra nursing posts, counselling and bereavement staff, complementary therapy and other therapeutic activities, which help patients and their families through this difficult time.

Our Hayward House Appeal will allow us to enhance the facilities at Hayward House for hundreds of patients across Nottingham each year.

We want to continue to support and enhance palliative care at Nottingham’s NHS hospitals, and are able to do so thanks to our generous fundraisers, donors and supporters.

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