Sam Beare receives Community Nurse grant

The Walton Charity has awarded a grant worth £24,000 over three years to Sam Beare Hospice. This significant grant will part fund a Clinical Nurse Specialist to provide palliative care and support to those people living with life limiting illnesses in and around Walton.

The funding is important as it enables our Hospices to plan our Community Care work, knowing that the funding will support patients, their families and carers through a challenging and distressing time and, most importantly, it will enable patients to stay in the comfort of their own homes.

Our Clinical Nurse Specialists work with a wide range of Health Care Professionals.  They are able to refer patients to other Hospice staff when additional specialist support is required and play a key role in providing a multi-disciplinary approach for patients.  They also co-ordinate admissions and remain the key worker for each patient.

Hospices’ Chief Executive Nigel Harding said: “With over 70% of the care we currently provide being delivered in patients’ homes, this grant is completely in-line with our strategy to increase our Hospice at Home service. We thank Walton Charity and look forward to being able to continue our care in the Walton area.”

Walton Charity’s Community Grants programme enables and supports other local
organisations to provide a wide range of front line services to the local community.
Since the launch in 2012, 38 Community Grants have been awarded to local organisations and community projects with a total value of £550,000.  According to Jackie Lodge, the Walton Charity’s Chief Executive, the Walton Charity is delighted to be able to part fund this important community post.

Read more about our Community Team here.