Leading adult hospice, Treetops, is the first hospice in the East Midlands to welcome people to explore inside its buildings and grounds with a new interactive virtual tour.
Treetops Hospice, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, is wants to showcase the warm and welcoming environment people will experience when visiting the hospice and dispel some common myths about hospices.
The 360-degree virtual tour takes you into all areas of the hospice, based in Risley, Derbyshire. The tour includes the drop-in Wellbeing Café, children’s counselling rooms and contemplation courtyard, as well as the assisted bathroom and training areas. Touchpoints located around the tour provide more information on the hospice care available.
The Wellbeing Space at Treetops Hospice as featured on their new virtual tour
Treetops Hospice provides nursing care and support for adults with life-limiting conditions, and their loved ones. The hospice also offers counselling for children and adults who are struggling after a bereavement.
Julie Heath, Treetops Hospice chief executive, is excited for people to take a look:
“It’s wonderful to launch this new virtual tour during our 40th birthday year. Since the hospice opened, we’ve cared for thousands of local people and their families at the most difficult time of their lives.
“There are a lot of myths about hospices being dark and depressing places where people come to die. This just isn’t the case, and now people can see for themselves what wonderful facilities we have here.”
The counselling centre at Treetops Hospice as featured on their new virtual tour
“The virtual tour can give people a lot of reassurance,” Julie continues. “For example, parents with children who need bereavement support, can show them inside our child-friendly counselling rooms. They can see what materials and equipment we have to help children communicate their feelings and emotions.
“Patients with a life-limiting condition can see that our rooms aren’t ‘clinical’ and very different to what they might experience inside a hospital.”
The tour is available on the Treetops Hospice website here: www.treetops.org.uk/explore
For further information about Treetops Hospice care, head to the hospice website at www.treetops.org.uk or call 0115 949 1264.
The virtual tour was created by Laura Firth, commercial photographer at MiniAperture Photography.
Local hospice invites you to explore virtual tour of buildings and grounds – Pictured: Julie Heath, Treetops Hospice Chief Executive
About Treetops Hospice
Treetops Hospice, the leading end-of-life care charity in Derby, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, provides nursing care and emotional support for adults with life-limiting conditions, and their families.
The charity provides support from diagnosis onwards for patients with conditions such as cancer, motor neurone disease and heart and respiratory conditions.
This year, we are very proud to be celebrating 40 years of caring for people and their families in our local community. During this time, we have supported thousands of patients with end-of-life nursing care and bereavement counselling.
We have achieved this amazing milestone thanks to our dedicated volunteers who help across the whole hospice and in our charity shops, our hard-working staff team, and our supporters, past and present.
Last year, our team of Hospice at Home nurses provided over 20,000 hours of care to terminally-ill patients, working day and night to give much-needed support.
Our team of bereavement counsellors provided over 4,500 counselling sessions – more than 900 of them to children and young people. Wellbeing team members provide valuable information and support to those who need it.
Treetops is doing all it can to continue to support those in most need and welcomes donations to ensure the future of the hospice and its services: www.treetopshospice.org.uk/donate
A counselling session for a bereaved child costs £34.50. An overnight Hospice at Home nursing shift for a patient at the end of life costs £108.
Treetops Hospice, Derby Road, Risley, Derbyshire, DE72 3SS
0115 949 1264 | www.treetopshospice.org.uk
Registered Charity Number 519540