We have formed a new partnership with St Barnabas House, an independent charitable hospice located in Worthing, West Sussex.
The hospice provides specialist palliative care and end of life care services, both at the hospice and in the local community of Worthing, Adur, Arun and Henfield, to adults with advanced progressive life-limiting conditions and is linked to our local children’s hospice, Chestnut Tree House.
St Barnabas House hospice opened in 1973 and since then they have cared for over 40,000 patients and their families.
The St Barnabas House team consists of nurses, doctors, social workers, counsellors, a Chaplain, physiotherapists, complementary therapists, an artist-in-residence, a hospice at home team and friendly volunteers.
Last year, their team of over 100 staff members worked with over 300 hospice volunteers to help an average of 115 patients every single day of the year.
The hospice makes no charge to patients or their families for care, therefore due to little government funding, the hospice relies on donations from the local community to raise £6.5 million for care costs each year.
St Barnabas House offers a variety of care services for patients with cancer and other life-limiting conditions, including:
• 20 bed In-patient Unit
• Day Hospice with 18 places
• Community Palliative Care Team
• Disease Specialist Team
•Family Services Team
• Hospice at Home
• Education Department
To find out more about their care services please visit the care section of their website.
Ken Benham, Sussex County FA Chief Executive, said: “We’re delighted to have St Barnabas House on board as one of chosen charities. They have strong ties in the local area and offer something different to our existing charity partners.
“We hope to start fundraising and raising awareness of the hospice right away to support their remarkable work in the community.”
Wendy Bardsley, Community Fundraising Manager of St Barnabas House, said: “It is very exciting to be a charity partner with Sussex County FA. Our organisations have a lot in common; we are both very connected to the local community, rely on the wonderful support of volunteers and constantly pioneer new directions to reach more local people who can benefit from our skills and expertise.
“Here at St Barnabas House we are looking forward to finding ways to connect the organisations further through volunteering and fundraising.“
For further information about St Barnabas House hospice, please contact the charity:
St Barnabas House hospice
T: 01903 706300