Half and Half Appeal: Calculating the cost of care

Wheatfields Hospice
Wheatfields Hospice
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Donations large or small help both hospices continue providing their care to the thousands of patients - and their families and carers.

Here is a breakdown of examples of costs at each hospice:

£7.50 - pays for a complementary therapy session for someone with an incurable condition.

St Gemma's Hospice

St Gemma's Hospice

£15 - provides a half-hour physiotherapy session for someone with multiple sclerosis to help increase their mobility.

£50 - pays for a programme of bereavement sessions to help people cope with loss.

£120 - is the cost of a nurse for the day (an eight-hour daytime shift).

£200 - is the daily cost of providing a bed in one of our neurological care centres.

£750 - pays for equipment to help someone with cancer manage their pain.

£1,000 - is the weekly cost of providing a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the community.

£4,500 - covers the daily cost of running one of the hospice’s long-term neurological care centres which provide residential care for people with challenging conditions.

£5,500 - covers the daily cost of running one of our hospices.

St Gemma’s

£470 - per day to care for one in-patient.

£300 - for a patient to visit St Gemma’s day services.

£225 - for a St Gemma’s community team member to visit a patient in their own home and provide a telephone and other support to them and their family.

£145 - to provide an intravenous therapy to an out-patient.

£100 - to provide a specialist bereavement support session.

£50 - per group session to provide support to a child experiencing a loved one’s illness and death.

£30 - to provide telephone advice and support to a patient at home.

£20 - to purchase art and craft materials to be used by patients in the hospice’s art room.

£10 - to provide a delicious three-course meal for one of our in-patients.

£5 - to buy a selection of bulbs and seeds for the hospice’s gardens so patients and families can relax.

£2 - to buy a patient information pack, giving practical advice to patients and carers.

£7,000 - on average to care for an individual patient.

£24,000 - to run the whole service for one day.

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