A member of the board of trustees at Michael Sobell Hospice Charity (MSHC), explained how there is “light at the end of the tunnel” at a recent council meeting at Uxbridge Civic Centre.
The charity board and fundraising team has revealed a clear and shared vision to pull together to help ensure local people and their families are at the forefront of any future plans for the provision and funding of palliative and end of life care services in the year ahead.
Local councillors, Hillingdon Community Care Group and the charity were united in their desire to see a rapid restoration of in-patient services.
The trustee board listened and engaged with existing staff team, volunteers, as well as loyal supporters who will be spearheading a robust plan going forward, to ensure MSHC continues to both fund and support much-needed hospice care services for patients and their families at a critical time of need.
At present, the charity fully funds the Michael Sobell Day Hospice service, based at Mount Vernon Hospital, and over the past six months has been working with several organisations and groups.
This includes the East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, Hillingdon Commissioning Group and Hillingdon Borough Council.
They have devised a future plan for the delivery of palliative care services in Hillingdon, which would see the charity once again leading the way in ensuring hospice care services are easily accessible for those people who need them.
Chair of Trustees, Rosalind Williams, said: “We sincerely appreciate all the support shown towards the charity, particularly over the last few months – your ongoing support and generosity is as always vital. As we head towards 2019, we will continue to put the care of the local community at the heart of all we do.”
For more information about the hospice, visit www.michaelsobellhospice.co.uk