St Peter’s Hospice
St Peter’s Hospice is a Bristol charity and the city’s only adult hospice caring for patients with life-limiting illnesses.
The Hospice believes patients should be treated with dignity and compassion, and be close to those they love, especially during their final days and hours. That’s why St Peter’s Hospice has launched the Room to Care Appeal, to develop a new Inpatient Unit to meet the increasingly complex needs of our patients.
With building work already started to build 15 ensuite single-occupancy rooms, St Peter’s Hospice needs to raise vital funds to complete the project this year.
The new Inpatient Unit in Brentry will allow the Hospice to meet the growing demands for palliative care in Bristol for the next 20 years, within an environment of comfort, compassion and respect.
The Hospice provides physical, psychological and spiritual care for patients in their own homes as well as at the Hospice, while extending care and support to their families and loved ones. St Peter’s Hospice also teaches other healthcare professionals about how to care for people at the end of their lives.
As a local charity, all of the care is provided free of charge, but it costs the Hospice around £20,000 a day to provide that care. About £4,600 of this comes from the NHS and for the remaining £15,400; the Hospice relies on Gifts in Wills, donations, its 51 shops and fundraising.
2018 marks 40 years of both St Peter’s Hospice and Bristol International Balloon Fiesta being at the heart of the city. The Hospice is proud to be charity partner of such an iconic event in Bristol for the Fiesta’s 40th year.
Find the St Peter’s Hospice marquee at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta to learn more about the Hospice, the Room to Care Appeal and what you can do to help. Don’t forget to look out for the Hospice’s bucket collectors too at the Fiesta and dig deep!
Visit stpetershospice.org to find out more or to make a donation.