Hospice to start new care scheme in Horsham

Hospice staff involved in developing the new carers' service.
Hospice staff involved in developing the new carers' service.

St Catherine’s Hospice has announced that the League of Friends of Horsham Hospital has entered into a joint programme with them by funding the development of a new carers’ support service in Horsham.

League of Friends has committed recurring funds to St Catherine’s to develop a multi-year carers’ service.

The investment will draw on the expertise of hospice teams and volunteers, and allow St Catherine’s to complete research with a range of local carers to identify support needs. The service will start in 2019 after the research has been completed.

Dr Judy McMahon, chairman of League of Friends said: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with St Catherine’s on this exciting new service. It’s great to know it will help support carers in our local community at a time it’s most needed.”

Giles Tomsett, chief executive at St Catherine’s, added: “It’s our ultimate ambition to make sure that nobody in our community has to face death and loss alone.

“Working with the League of Friends will take us one step closer to this. We’re looking forward to providing more targeted support to carers in and around Horsham and meeting a currently unmet need.

“We’re also really grateful for the League of Friends ‘generosity in funding the development of this vital, new service.”

If you are a carer and are interested in helping develop the service, contact Joanna Tuck, information and resources coordinator at the hospice on 01293 447354 or joannatuck@stch.org.uk