At Blythe House, the well-being of the people we support, hospice visitors, staff and volunteers is our first priority and that’s why we are following advice and guidance issued by Public Health England and the UK Government.
Services during ongoing COVID-19 situation:
- Telephone support and advice relating to life-limiting illness for both patients and carers. Guidance including planning for end of life care, changes to treatment plans, combating isolation and loneliness, mental health and well-being. Signposting to external, partner organisations that can provide further support including social care, legal and financial help. Contact: Louise Furmston, Community Engagement Lead on 01298 875080 or email: Furmston.louise [@] blythehouse.co.uk
- Companionship and support for elderly, isolated or vulnerable members of our local community, in full compliance with Government regulations. This includes, but is not limited to shopping, medication collection, transport to/from medical appointments, walking pets and telephone companionship. Contact: Vicci Wild and Julie Forrest, Community Volunteer programme on 01298 816990 or email: volunteering [@] blythehouse.co.uk
- Counselling and bereavement support for both adults and children. Contact: bhh.counselling [@] nhs.net
- 24/7 Hospice at Home palliative and end of life care in the comfort of patient’s homes. Contact: Ruth Brown and Jude Webster, Hospice at Home team on 07512 852087 or email: Blythehouse [@] nhs.net.
A huge THANK YOU to all of our amazing volunteers and supporters who continue to show such resilience in the face of uncertain times.
- Our hospice charity shops in Buxton, Whaley Bridge, Chapel-en-le-Frith and New Mills are now open. For full details, please refer to our dedicated shops page.
- We have liaised closely with our event sponsors and postponed our upcoming fundraising events. Add the new dates to your diary now!
Useful documents and information:
- Blythe House coronavirus Q&A leaflet
- Janet Dunphy, Hospice CEO, has created a leaflet offering palliative and end of life care support to care home staff, internal staff and those across our wider community. The leaflet includes topics such as having difficult conversations and offering advice and guidance on how you can support people with life-limiting illnesses and those that you work with at this difficult time. Read it now.
- Free resources to help support your mental well-being during the ongoing situation
Take care and stay safe.