The Duncan & Toplis Foundation are delighted to be supporting Newark-based Beaumond House with grant funding.
Beaumond House are a nurse-led facility, treating over 500 patients annually within the district of Newark and Sherwood. The four-bedded hospice is open 24 hours daily, 365 days of the year offering a range of services to patients, their families, and carers, including in-patient treatment, respite provision, end-of-life care, and day therapy.
Speaking of the difference that the donation will make, Elaine Smith, Trusts and Foundation Manager at Beaumond House, said:
“We are most grateful to the Duncan & Toplis Foundation for this funding which will strengthen our provision for our patients in significant ways by allowing us to buy high-quality pressure cushions and equipment to meet the needs of patients with, or who are at risk of developing tissue loss.
“Our mission is to always give comfort and relief from pain howsoever we are able, these new cushions allows us to more than double our effectiveness in protecting against pressure sores. The grant will enable us to put in place practical preventative measures to slow down or halt this terribly painful condition and to treat those who come to us in various stages of attrition.
“Pressure cushions make up a considerable part of the healing process or prevention from matters worsening. Without providing this comfort, the pain is just too distracting for the patients to enjoy things that are important to them or to be able to concentrate or even enjoy a meal.”
Rachel Barrett, trustee of the Duncan & Toplis Foundation, said:
“Beaumond House undoubtedly perform vital work in our communities, so we are thrilled that we can assist with the purchase of new equipment to help the Hospice with their work in ensuring their patients are more comfortable.”
For further information about Beaumond House please visit their website.