Foundation Supports Garden House Hospice Care

The Garden House Hospice Care in Letchworth has taken delivery of 12 new specialist chairs for its Inpatient Unit thanks to a £7,970 grant from the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation.
The chairs, which were also part-funded by the Wolfson Foundation, will help patients to sit and stand with ease and in comfort. For some patients, their back or legs will be better supported which will reduce pain and reduce the risk of sores developing. Other chairs will help patients with mobility issues by providing them with the support they need, some will specifically support larger patients, and some will be adjustable to suit patients of different heights and sizes.
Alastair Stewart, Head of Charitable Services at the Foundation, commented: “Our grants committee recognised the efforts made by the hospice to raise funds to provide vital support to our community, carrying out some incredible work with patients and their families. I’m delighted we’ve been able to help with vital funding support.”
Sue Plummer, Chief Executive at Garden House Hospice Care commented: “We are delighted that the Foundation has been able to support us with a grant. We need to raise more than £2million in charitable donations each year to continue our services, including funding vital pieces of equipment such as these chairs. The chairs are supporting patients of our Inpatient Unit, enabling them to sit or recline at a time when comfort is paramount.”
Garden House Hospice Care provides specialist palliative care to anyone facing a life limiting illnesses and their family members or carers across North Hertfordshire, Stevenage and the surrounding villages. The charity serves a population of over 230,000 people.

A new chair at Garden House Hospice Care