Sutton hospice awarded £3,000 cash boost

John Eastwood Hospice
John Eastwood Hospice

Patients at the John Eastwood Hospice in Sutton are set to benefit after it was awarded a grant of £3,000.

The Specialist Palliative Care service at the hospice has been selected as one of four charities in the Nottinghamshire area to receive the cash from Lloyds Bank Community Fund.

Brian Hawkins, a volunteer, who raises a considerable amount of money for the Hospice was told about the Community Fund by his local bank. The Hospice made the application for funding and the public were asked to vote for their local good cause that is most important to them.

Head of the service, Emma Roberts, said the grant was “fantastic news”. She said: “We were overjoyed when we heard that we had been selected for a grant. Our highly experienced team work very hard to deliver palliative care for people with life threatening illnesses which include symptom control, including pain management, psychological care and bereavement support.”

The service provides a range of day hospice facilities and carers drop in sessions to patients with cancer and non-cancer diagnosis. It is a 12 bedded in-patient unit and offers day hospice services for 60 patients a week. In addition the unit offers physiotherapy and OT support alongside complementary therapies.