Message from Liz Andrews, Chief Executive
City Hospice: Supporting our community in Cardiff during the Coronavirus outbreak
I would like to update our supporters and families on the current impact Coronavirus (Covid 19) is having on the operations of City Hospice. Whilst the situation is changing on a daily basis, I hope that you will all join me in supporting our exceptional team as they continue to provide care for some of the most vulnerable people in Cardiff.
Patient care continues
Our priority remains to provide care and support to people living with life limiting and terminal illness. Our doctors, nurses, counsellors, occupational therapists, social worker and welfare rights officer are continuing to provide essential care during this unprecedented time. The clinical team are visiting our patients, and also providing the option to use video calling technology should patients wish.
However, our additional services are being reviewed and we are restricting our outpatient activity. Our Day Therapy Centre and Complimentary Therapy services have been postponed temporarily. Our monthly bereavement coffee morning is also being postponed from April. Patients will be kept informed as to when our usual services will resume.
The safety and wellbeing of our patients, staff, volunteers and supporters is of great importance at City Hospice. We ask anyone concerned about their exposure to Coronavirus to follow the NHS advice.
We have taken the difficult, yet responsible decision to postpone all City Hospice charity events up to the end of June 2020. We will review this time frame as more government advice becomes available. The safety of our incredible supporters is of paramount importance to us and we hope to reschedule our events calendar as soon as it is possible to do so.
We have had to make the decision to close our City Hospice Charity Shops with effect from Monday 23rd March 2020. Our priority remains ensuring the safety and well being of our volunteers , staff and customers. Thank you for your continued support and we hope to see you again soon.
We are putting non-essential volunteer tasks on hold temporarily to help protect our exceptional volunteer team.
We know that the work of the charity means a great deal to so many. During this extraordinary time our nurses and clinical team, will continue to care for patients. Our intention is to celebrate this care, and celebrate our exceptional team during this challenging time. We invite you to share our positive stories, which we will be posting on social media, please also feel free to add your own comments and praise for the City Hospice team, this means so much to us all.
How you can help?
We know that any loss of fundraising activity may impact our income, at least for the short term. And so we ask that you consider making a donation to City Hospice during this extraordinary time, to help us continue to care for patients and their families throughout Cardiff. There are many ways you can help:
On behalf of the City Hospice team, thank you for your continued support, which allows us to care for patients living with life limiting and terminal illness in Cardiff.