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A local charity serving Shropshire, Telford and Mid Wales that believes that when a cure is no longer possible, care is.

 

Severn Hospice is a local charity dedicated to offering specialist care to people with life threatening illnesses

The charity operates from three sites:-

  • Bicton Health, Shrewsbury - in-patient beds, a day unit and specialist clinical nurses. This is also the base for the Hospice at Home service, providing care for patients who wish to spend their last days in their own home.
  • Apley Castle Hospice, Telford - a £5m capital appeal launched in 2004. The Telford Day Hospice operates three days a week and the first phase of in-patient beds opened in July 2008.
  • Hafan Day Hospice at the County Infirmary, Newtown, Powys - caring for patients two days a week and running a Lymphoedema Clinic.

The team includes physiotherapists, social workers and counsellors, occupational therapists and complementary therapists to ensure that every need of both the patient and their family can be met.

Since the Hospice welcomed its first patient in 1989, over 13,000 people have benefited from its care - more than the entire population of Newport. About half of in-patients go home after a short stay, helped by staff whose expertise lies in controlling symptoms of a terminal illness.

Visitors frequently comment on the homely atmosphere at Severn Hospice. One Shropshire patient remarked:


"From the moment I arrived, it was like being wrapped in a soft warm cuddly blanket. I was able to relax and felt the weight of all my problems just evaporate."

 

Severn Hospice is not part of the NHS and has to raise over two thirds of its running costs through voluntary support. This is achieved by support from local businesses, the hard work and enthusiasm of the general public (from making donations to leaving a legacy in a will, from car boot sales to concerts and balls), the efforts of charity support groups who organise fundraising events, the Hospice Lottery, the Hospice Shops and generous charitable donations from other sources.

For every £1 donated to the Hospice, 92p is spent on patient care in the local area, so every penny really does make a difference.

For more details or to donate please call the Appeals Dept on tel. 01952 427 843or mail to telfordappeals@severnhospice.org.uk

or click the following link
www.justgiving.com/severnhospice/raisemoney


Please support this wonderful charity by making a charitable donation to the Severn Hospice charity

 

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Severn Hospice - covering Telford, Shropshire


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In February 2012, said about Severn Hospice - Telford

Very welcoming and caring centre, where the staff really understand the needs of your family and are extremely good at caring and meeting the needs of the patients - they helped us through a difficult time in our family and we cannot speak highly enough about them - as a thank you I ran the Lake Vyrnwy half marathon and raised some money for their charity.

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In February 2011, said about Severn Hospice - Telford

I am so grateful for the high level of care that the Hospice provides. The staff make a real difference for so many people in Telford and I was delighted to raise money for such a great Charity when I completed the London Marathon.

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In February 2011, said about Severn Hospice - Telford

The staff were so loving and joyful and they understood how much life was valued. The humanity of the care she received had a huge impact on me, that they responded to her as a person, not as a medical case.

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In February 2011, said about Severn Hospice - Telford

I was in the Hospice for nine weeks and when I came out I started attending the Day Hospice. Everyone at the Hospice is so nice, everyone talks to you, the nurses, the cleaners and even the flower arrangers. It is nice to think that the Hospice isn’t scary.

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In January 2008, said about Severn Hospice - Telford

Working alongside the fundraising department of the Severn Hospice has truly been a pleasure and we are absolutely delighted to have the Severn Hospice as our chosen charity to help raise awareness and more importantly funds to maintain the service these guys offer. Keep it up! Peter Bird The Bicycle Hub Jackfield

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