Grant will ensure quality bathing equipment

We are delighted to have received a grant of £15,017 from the Community Foundation for Surrey, which will go towards the installation of Alenti lift Chairs and Miranti lift bath trolleys in the patient assisted bathrooms in our new hospice.

The building will include two large, assisted bathrooms for patients with limited mobility and these bathrooms will be fitted with the necessary equipment to ensure they’re not only fully accessible for the patients and the nurses who care for them, but also comfortable and enjoyable to use for our patients.

Lizzie Loveless, Senior Trusts Fundraiser explains the importance of this donation:

“For many of our patients, such as those with motor neurone disease, their visits to the hospice are the only time that they are able to have a bath and therefore to have these assisted bathrooms dramatically improves the care we are able to give them by providing the space, privacy and equipment which they don’t have at home. We are delighted to have been granted such a generous amount from the Community Foundation for Surrey towards the equipment, which will allow every patient to safely enjoy a bath.”

The Community Foundation for Surrey is an independent charitable trust established to inspire local giving for local needs.  The Community Foundation works with donors who want to give something back to their local communities and voluntary groups providing vital services for local people and disadvantaged individuals.

Wendy Varcoe, Executive Director of the Community Foundation told us:

The Community Foundation is delighted to be able to support this fantastic project that will enable better care for more people in the local community. By working with our local donors, we are able to support organisations such as Woking & Sam Beare Hospices that have a lasting impact for the people of Surrey.”

Find out more about our new hospice here.