We need your support, now more than ever before.
The demand on the services provided by Hospice of the Valleys has not gone away during the current pandemic. Patients and carers still need support and for those feeling more isolated and vulnerable the needs are even greater now than ever before.
We are very fortunate to have a flexible team who are working hard to adapt how they work, so they can continue to provide the vital support to our patients who are the most at risk from Covid-19. However, we have had to close our Day Centre, our shops and pause access to our complementary therapist and physiotherapist services.
As we continue to work in what can only be described as unchartered times, the demand on our services will only continue to rise, however following Government advice and to protect our patients and those that matter most to them, our workforce, our volunteers and supporters, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel or postpone all of our fundraising events and activities over coming months.
Would pay for an hour of specialist nursing care for a patient in their own home.
Would cover the cost of a tailor made package of complimentary therapy to support a patient in helping them cope with their symptoms and anxiety, so they can make the most of their precious time.
Would pay for a Healthcare Assistant to provide care and support for a night at a patient’s home, allowing their carers and family the opportunity to get a good night’s sleep.
Working at Hospice of the Valleys I have realised the true value of volunteers. Within the CARIAD Service our volunteers are a vital and integrated part of our team. Before the Covid-19 pandemic every week we would have volunteers support our activity group; supporting people with their goals, identifying issues and passing them to the…Read more
Facing a life-limiting illness is frightening for both patients and families and sometimes this fear can be more frightening at night. The day time is also difficult for carers when they are providing 24hr care whilst being sleep deprived. This is all the more heightened during this pandemic. Our Hospice at Home Team are…Read more
Raising money for Hospice of the Valleys during this time of crisis. The incredible staff at Hospice of the Valleys continues to provide what services it can to our community living with a life-limiting illness and their families during these unprecedented times. The patients and families the Hospice cares for rely overwhelming on…Read more
Zip and Swing for the Hospice EVENT POSTPONED – WAITING CONFIRMATION OF NEW DATE FROM VENUE If you love adrenaline then you’ll love this new challenge for the Hospice….Zip and Swing! Fundraising doesn’t come much faster than this! Do you dare to zip and swing for the Hospice this June? …Read more
Phil was shell shocked when diagnosed with Prostate Cancer three years ago, age 44. Not knowing where else to turn, Phil self-referred to the hospice, already aware of the service as his father- in- law had received support. “When I was diagnosed I was unsure where to turn. The hospice helped me understand my diagnosis and then explained the services they could provide to support me and my family” Shortly after Phil’s referral his specialist nurse saw he was suffering from a number of stress induced problems and suggested complementary therapy. “I was sceptical to begin with, but I could soon feel the benefits. My stress levels decreased and my sleep dramatically improved”. Phil received reflexology, massage and aromatherapy he also received these treatments when staying at Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan hospital. The treatments improved Phil’s physical and psychological symptoms, allowing him to open up, discussing his fears and anxieties in a safe and relaxed environment. “It was my oasis in life, it was me time and I didn’t get that anywhere else. I would highly recommend having complementary therapies to anyone who is unsure. They have helped me no end and I haven’t looked back since” Phil explained. During Phil’s journey he accessed a variety of the hospice’s services including family support, nursing and therapies. The clinical team worked together providing the support Phil needed. Phil was discharged from the hospice as his symptoms were controlled and stable. Although Phil was anxious about discharge, he worked with the team and knows that should anything change, the hospice is only ever a phone call away.