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.
Due to the continued high levels of Covid-19 and to protect our staff and service, this year we held a virtual Annual General Meeting. In addition to the formalities of the AGM itself, we were delighted to welcome Rhiannon Jones, Executive Director of Nursing at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board as guest speaker. The meeting…Read more
THE CHALLENGE OF A LIFETIME…. London to Paris Cycle Tour De France Edition. 15th – 19th July 2020 Are you a keen cyclist, have you been inspired by the Tour De France???….. if the answer is YES then we have the challenge for you! See the finale of the world’s greatest cycle race –…Read more
Cardiff Half Marathon – Team Hospice of the Valleys Challenge yourself and do something amazing for YOU and Hospice of the Valleys NEW DATE: Sunday 27th March 2022 The Cardiff University / Cardiff Half Marathon is back on Sunday 27th March 2022. The event has grown into one of the largest road races in…Read more
‘You treated us like Family’
“Kindness is having the ability to speak with love, listen with patience and act with compassion” RAKtivist.
Whoever spoke these words is a stranger to me. For what reason they were spoken no one can say. But I find myself grateful to a stranger for giving me the words to express how I feel about the staff and volunteers at Hospice of the Valleys.
They came to us at our most difficult time when my mother had been diagnosed with cancer.
Kindness, patience and compassion was in abundance along with an expert duty of care and a gentle and professional demeanour towards tasks that needed to be done.
They came to us at all hours of the day and night giving us the help and support we needed and putting our minds at rest knowing my mother was in good hands.
Jonathan, from the Family Support team, supported me in a way that no one else has ever done, and our chats together helped me overcome some anxieties and come to terms with my mother’s passing. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions we spoke outside under a shelter at the Hospice and his calming words seemed to blend with the scenery. The hills, the trees, and the leaves seemed to rustle and speak in calming whispers.
The Hospice refused to let the pandemic hinder either treatment or care and whenever new restrictions or regulations threatened them in carrying out their duties, they found a way around it. Nurses and carers still came, and we slept at night because they continued to provide the support we needed.
The staff and volunteers at the Hospice were once strangers to us, but they treated us like their family.
Written by Lynsey Wheeler on behalf of her late mother Ann Wheeler, her father Brian Wheeler and sister Catherine Wheeler