Help Andy’s Push Through the Limits
Children’s Hospice Week has shone a light on the pressures that young children with life-limiting conditions and their families are facing every day of their lives. At Andy’s we understand how challenging life can be when facing complex medical conditions, and the ongoing physical, emotional and mental turmoil that can affect the whole family.
As we’ve seen throughout the week, the number of children who would benefit from specialist hospice care is rising. With approximately 2,000 children within our area currently living with a life-limiting condition, it is vital that we develop our children’s hospice provision to meet the broad and changing needs of these families.
This summer we are asking you to Raise a Smile for your local children’s hospice. All donations will make a huge impact on children like Rio, whose story we’ve shared this week, by enabling us to make the following improvements:
- Redesigning the model of care so that we can offer inpatient, Hospice at Home and therapeutic services to any family who needs our support. Therapeutic care will be outcome based, helping children to progress towards key milestones that will improve their quality of life.
- Renewing the skills in our fantastic team, recruiting into new positions and upskilling our staff. This will impact on all aspects of the support Andy’s offers, from clinical skills to memory making and play activities.
- Refreshing and redecorating Andy’s so that patients and their families have a relaxing, comfortable and engaging space to enjoy together.
- Increasing our capacity for inpatient care by 25%, so more families can benefit from care away from their home.