The Wisdom Hospice in Rochester has been awarded £200k
The Wisdom Hospice
Medway's only adult
hospice has been awarded a grant of £200,000 from the
Department of Health.
The grant given to the Wisdom
Hospice in Rochester is one of 176 to be handed out by the
government to hospices across England.
The cash will be used to improve
and update the ward environment for patients and their
The day hospice will also benefit
from developments to the therapeutic and supportive care services,
where patients and their carers can access a range of support
programmes and relaxing complementary therapies including massage
and reiki, as well as hairdressing.
Modern matron Stephanie Griffiths
said: “I am delighted that our bid for this grant was successful
and that the grant will enable us to offer even more support to
patients as well as their families.
“We are looking forward to getting
started on the development and making our plans a reality.”
The hospice, run by Medway
Community Healthcare, is Medway and Swale’s only adult hospice.
As well as caring for patients at
the 15-bed hospice ward in High Bank, Rochester, the specialist
palliative care nursing and therapy teams also look after people in
their own homes, supporting the wishes of people who choose to stay
in their home throughout and at the end of their illness.
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