Most people think that hospices are about dying. Jersey Hospice Care’s focus is on living and living well. They look after the medical, emotional and spiritual needs of their patients and when the time comes, seek to ensure their patients die with dignity and pain free. They deliver their services in the home, at hospital and at Jersey Hospice Care, mindful always of a person’s preferred place of care and death.
Since 2017, they have cared for babies, children and young people with a life limiting condition, starting with their Emotional Support service. This year, they started their out-reach service, enabling them to go out to support families where they need them, such as the Hospital and home.
Jersey Hospice Care is a registered charity and makes no charge to patients. It is estimated that the annual cost to run the charity is in excess of £6 million (£16,200 per day). Funding for these vital services is thanks to the generosity of islanders like you!
The Jersey Brain Tumour Charity was formed to support Jersey residents in meeting the challenges that a brain tumour diagnosis can bring. The aim of the charity is to ensure that any Islander affected by a brain tumour diagnosis whether directly or indirectly, is well supported and able to make informed decisions and never feels alone on their journey. To date they have supported over 500 people.
There are 130 different types of brain tumour and until the Charity was established in 2011, there were no local organisations specifically dedicated to support patients, clients and families affected by them.
Their services are highly tailored to the needs of their patients to ensure they provide high quality and consistent support during times of uncertainty which include a 24/7 free phoneline, specialist face-to-face emotional support. They also hold 3 monthly “Brainy Buddies” support group meetings which are designed to help people share experiences and provide support for clients, families and friends.