What is Cottage Hospice?
Our brand new purpose-built Cottage Hospice will open for patients and their families on 3rd December 2019 in Five Ashes, near Mayfield. As with all of our Services, it is available for anyone in our notional catchment area. If patients choose to come, they can, from wherever they live.
Our fifth and newest Service, Cottage Hospice is a home from home where families are empowered to care for their loved ones in the last weeks or days of life.
We refer to those who will provide care to their loved ones as 'family caregivers'. Volunteers will be the first people to support, help and advise the family caregivers, facilitated by nursing staff.
Volunteers will support family caregivers in continuing to care for their loved ones, using "Informed: The family caregivers’ guide to the final days of life". Find out more about The Informed Guide here.
"If Cottage Hospice had been available last year, I would have been able to care for Elizabeth in a warm and comfortable environment where I could stay with her 24 hours a day. After 50 years of marriage I would now have the satisfaction that I had done everything possible to support my wife at the end of her life"
With Cottage Hospice, we will be able to help people like Derrick care for his wife Elizabeth at the end of her life. Read Derrick's story here.
To read the final action research report compiled by Lancaster University on Cottage Hospice, click here.