Fundraisers thanked for £150,000 Hospital At Home donation

Charity's six-figure boost for CPFT service in Peterborough

Fundraisers thanked for £150,000 Hospital At Home donation
28 September 2016

 


Fundraisers have been praised after donating £150,000 towards the Hospital At Home service in Peterborough.

Hospital At Home, which is run by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, provides palliative care for patients in their own home rather than having to receive care in hospital. Staff provide care in the day as well as a night-sitting service to patients. Hospital At Home also provides rehabilitation services, such as physiotherapy.

Aidan Thomas, Chief Executive of CPFT which provides community care and mental health services, said: “I would like to thank everyone involved with raising this incredible amount of money. It is very gratefully received and will be used to continue to help patients who receive care from our Hospital At Home staff.”

Peterborough became the first place in the country to have a Hospital At Home service when it was launched in 1978.

Two years later when the service was threatened with closure because of funding issues, the Hospital At Home Friends Group was launched.

Since then the group has raised more than £6 million for the palliative care services provided by Hospital At Home.

Dee George, secretary and treasurer of the Hospital At Home Friends Group, said: “We are very pleased to hand over this latest donation. Hospital At Home is a wonderful service and many people help to raise money through lunches and events, and we are also bequeathed money as well.
“The amount of donations we receive just proves how much it is valued by patients and their families.”

Pictured above: CPFT CEO Aidan Thomas (right) receives the donation from Roger Burbage, Margaret Osker, Diane Ward and Dee George from the Hospital At Home Friends Group along with Eileen Nixon and Andreia Rey from the Hospital At Home service

 

ENDS

For more information please contact:

Andy Burrows
Communications Manager
E andy.burrows@cpft.nhs.uk
T 07893 340795

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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