Patient Care

Local Lotto Results 17 May 2019

Here are the results of our lottery draw for 17 May 2019

The rollover has not been won again this week and will rise to £3450 next week!

Our £1000 Prize winner is Mr D of BS9 on play number 9491.

Our runners up have the following play numbers: 38539, 22689, 29864, 51705, 49118, 15242 and 58843. We have three shop ticket winners on ticket 110530 purchased from our Fishponds shop, 123535 purchased from our Yate shop and 119550 purchased from our Long Ashton shop.

A massive congratulations to our winners and our thanks to all players and single ticket holders who continue to support St Peter’s Hospice. Your support and contribution is immensely appreciated.

Best of luck to everyone for the next draw!

 

Committed to Diversity and Inclusion at St Peter’s Hospice

This week is Dying Matters Awareness Week, where we’ve been asking all week Are We Ready? Are We Ready for our own deaths, or the deaths of those we care about? As part of this, we’re looking at diversity and inclusion at the end of life.

One of our core aims is to provide high quality, dignified personalised care. This doesn’t mean treating everyone in the same way but rather responding to the needs and preferences of each person. Everyone truly is different. We value diversity; it is one of the unique features of the wider population of the Bristol area that we serve.

Many reports have highlighted the inequalities that some people face accessing end of life care and support. We’re proactively trying to reduce such inequalities in our area and are firmly committed to be inclusive to everyone from all backgrounds in providing support to patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

To enable us to achieve this Caroline Mundy, a nurse who has worked for the Hospice for over 14 years has recently started a new exciting 2 year role as Clinical Community Engagement Lead. Caroline worked within the Community Nurse Specialist Team for over 12 years, and more recently was part of the Hospice education team.

Caroline Mundy

Caroline is looking at how the Hospice can continually improve access and equality of access to our services. We want to ensure that what we offer and provide, supports the unique needs of our diverse communities. We are proactively taking measures to overcome challenges that might prevent people from marginalised groups receiving the end of life care they need.

Increasing our understanding is key, as well as strengthening solid partnership working with healthcare teams and local communities. Caroline’s role will enhance our community engagement, continue to develop trusted relationships and exchange information that not only will help us understand more but also effectively communicate who we are, what help and support we offer. It is a two way process, characterised by much listening.

We’re aware that some needs of non-cancer patients who have a life limiting illness, such as heart failure, respiratory disease and dementia can differ from the needs of those who have cancer. By partnering with such disease specific teams we believe will improve the care and support that is offered. Minority communities, including ethnic groups, LGBT+, people experiencing homelessness, gypsy and travellers, prisoners, people with learning disabilities are all entitled to access and the provision of high quality end of life care.

We have a deep compassion for people and value each individual. Caroline’s role provides dedicated time and focus to develop trusted relationships that we believe will enable such care to occur. We will keep you up to date with Caroline’s work on our social media channels.

Local Lotto Results 10 May 2019

Here are the results of our lottery draw for 10 May 2019

The rollover has not been won again this week and will rise to £3300 next week!

Our £1000 Prize winner is Mr H of BA2 on a shop ticket number 117508 purchased at our Whitchurch shop.

Our runners up have the following play numbers: 91695, 73220, 21045, 159756, 61039, 86114, 36407, 3080 and 2906. There was one shop ticket runner up on ticket 126504 purchased from our Bedminster Clearance shop.

A massive congratulations to our winners and our thanks to all players and single ticket holders who continue to support St Peter’s Hospice. Your support and contribution is immensely appreciated.

Best of luck to everyone for the next draw!

 

Local Lotto Results 26 April 2019

 

Here are the results of our lottery draw for 26 April 2019

The rollover has not been won again this week and will rise to £3000 next week!

Our £1000 Prize winner is Mrs P of BS14 on play number 46649.

Our runners up have the following play numbers: 37731, 15948, 81253, 58256, 9149, 48431, 81539, 73361, 31705 and 53516.

A massive congratulations to our winners and our thanks to all players and single ticket holders who continue to support St Peter’s Hospice. Your support and contribution is immensely appreciated.

Best of luck to everyone for the next draw!

 

Local Lotto Results 19 April 2019

Here are the results of our lottery draw from 19 April 2019

The draw was postponed until Tuesday 23 April due to the Easter Bank Holidays.

The rollover has not been won again this week and will rise to £2850 next week!

Our £1000 prize winner is Mrs A of BS15 on play number 21045.

Our runners up have the following play numbers: 11014, 83159, 65526, 52619, 25852, 54703, 85224 and 65945. We have two shop ticket runners up; on ticket number 110525 purchased from our Fishponds shop and ticket number 116024 purchased from our Hanham shop.

A massive congratulations to our winners and our thanks to all players and single ticket holders who continue to support St Peter’s Hospice. Your support and contribution is immensely appreciated.

Best of luck to everyone for the next draw!

 

Zaidia takes the big chop to raise Hospice funds

St Peter’s Hospice supporter Zaidia has cut off five years’ worth of hair to raise money for patient and family care in Bristol

Zaidia’s mum was looked after by St Peter’s Hospice before her death from cancer in 2002, when Zaidia was just 11.

“I could see how fantastic the staff at the Hospice were,” says Zaidia. “This really made a difference to her and to me.”

“As a way of saying a big thank you to the Hospice, I have been growing and nourishing my hair for the last five years with the plan to chop it off to raise funds for St Peter’s.”

She set up a Just Giving page to get the ball rolling, and then contacted the St Peter’s  Hospice Fundraising Team, who provided  Zaidia with a branded t-shirt and offered some tips to help her make the most of her fundraising efforts.

Zaidia’s hair was more than 18 inches long before the big chop on Saturday 16 March.

She is aiming to raise more than £2,000 for the Hospice.

“I am over the moon to have already raised so much money for this wonderful cause,” said Zaidia.

“Any amount will be gratefully received; even if you are donating the cost of buying your morning coffee today, it will help St Peter’s Hospice care for people in the future.”

To donate to Zaidia’s Just Giving page, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/zaidiahussain.

Living with Illness through Art Therapy

“I’d never even picked up a brush before I came here. Richard was here at Day Hospice and he was so kind and gentle – he inspired me to have a go and try painting.

“I went home and practised and bought myself some watercolours and brushes. I brought in what I’d done and Richard spurred me on. I’m more analytical, more of a scientist, but Richard drew art out of me.

“When I’m painting, I’m totally focused – I’m thinking about the painting, not on how I’m feeling. It doesn’t matter what you create, it’s the process that matters. It’s the same with gardening or music – you’re using a different part of your brain.

“I have anxiety, but when I feel everything’s overwhelming, I get my paints out. A whole afternoon can go by, it’s almost like meditation. I now paint every day – I’m addicted! Richard has opened up a whole new avenue for me.”

Water colours

Lesley is a patient at our Day Hospice – she started painting here when she met Richard, our art therapy volunteer. Richard works with our patients by sitting alongside them. Patients watch initially and then start creating their own paintings. He guides them through the basic rules and then they find their own creativity.

Lesley and Richard

Art is one of the many activities and therapies available at our Day Hospice. Our aim is for our patients to have an increased sense of confidence and empowerment in living with their illness. Find out more about Day Hospice here

TV superstar Noel takes tour of new Inpatient Unit

 

TV presenter and St Peter’s Hospice supporter Noel Edmonds visited Brentry on Friday to see the Hospice’s new Inpatient Unit

Noel and his wife Liz met IPU and Day Services patients, family members, staff and volunteers on a tour of the new facilities.

 

 

Noel’s visit will feature on ITV West Country news at 6pm tonight, Friday 8 February.

Many thanks to Noel and Liz for their time. Patients and staff alike were thrilled to see them!

 

World Cancer Day

“I was diagnosed with cancer in September, and it swept my world from underneath my feet. I was looking for answers. Why me? Why this?”

“A community nurse suggested Day Service at St Peter’s Hospice to me. I came with an open mind and I haven’t looked back. It’s always a positive atmosphere here. Cancer and death aren’t forbidden subjects.”

Simon, Day Hospice Patient

“I’ve taken part in relaxation therapy and spiritual care, as well as arts and crafts, as much as my talent allows me to!”

“The Hospice has been fantastic – I’d have been at a loss without it.”

Simon, Day Service patient

Many of our patients have cancer, but we try to help all of them find quality of life. #WorldCancerDay

Weather update: Friday 1 February

 

Weather update for patient services and shops, Friday 1 February

 

Day Hospice is cancelled today; all patients affected were personally informed yesterday.

 

All other services are running as usual.

 

Staff have been excellent and all Inpatient Unit staff have turned up for work as expected. We have also had the help of an amazing volunteer driver with a 4×4 for people who live in difficult to reach places.

 

The St Peter’s Hospice Shops in Chipping Sodbury, Thornbury, Winterbourne and Pill have unfortunately been unable to open today. We apologise for any inconvenience to our customers and donors. We expect all of our high street shops to be open tomorrow, Saturday 2 February.

 

Many thanks to all our staff and volunteers for their efforts, and to all our supporters for their patience.

 

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