The chances are that you know someone who needs hospice care.
Hospices around the UK provide physical, emotional and social support to more than 200,000 people every year – people who are facing a terminal illness and their families. Young and old, irrespective of faith, ethnicity or gender, hospices are there for them.
But Hospice UK research reveals that nationally one in four families who require hospice care are not able to get the support they need - and the demand is rapidly increasing as our population ages. John Taylor Hospice is committed to helping change this.
Every day 600 people receive the care they need from John Taylor Hospice – but there are many more in our local community who could benefit from our support. At the heart of the Birmingham community for more than 100 years, John Taylor Hospice has helped generations of families – but with your support we could help more.
That’s why in July 2017 John Taylor joined forces with national charity Hospice UK and other hospices to launch a new campaign. Open Up Hospice Care aims to raise awareness about the free, expert and compassionate care that hospices provide and the vital role we play in easing suffering and relieving the pressure on families and the NHS.
It costs £2.7 million every day for hospices across the UK to provide outstanding care. At John Taylor Hospice it costs £15,000 each day to support all the services we currently offer to local families. That includes round-the-clock care on our In-Patient Unit, day hospice, specialist clinics, practical help supporting patients and their families in their own homes and well-being support.
An additional £5,000 each day would mean John Taylor could help to reach those one in four patients who are currently not able to access hospice care. Donations will help us extend our care to more local people and their families, ensuring we can make a difference.
By supporting us, you can help ensure that everyone who needs hospice care, receives hospice care. To support John Taylor open up hospice care please click here.