Treetops Hospice launches new ‘drop-in’ service in Derby City Centre

Categories: Care.

A LEADING Derbyshire charity has launched a new drop-in service for people affected by serious illness or bereavement.

Every Tuesday, Treetops Hospice will be at the Derby Cathedral Centre on Iron Gate, where members of the support and information team will be on hand to talk to anyone who would benefit from their expertise and advice.

This may be to chat about end-of-life care, bereavement help or general information about the hospice.

Julie Waite, Support & Information Practitioner at Treetops Hospice said:

“People come to us because they want to know about our services and they’re looking at ways in which Treetops can help them or their loved ones.”

Recent drop-in visitors include young couple Debbie and John.

“Debbie has breast cancer and has been given a poor prognosis. They were both struggling emotionally and worrying about their finances.

“After a conversation over a cup of coffee, we worked out how we could support them both. Debbie is joining our SPRING Programme and exercise classes at the hospice. We also made John an appointment to see a Welfare Rights Officer and they’re both going to come back to the drop-in for ongoing support from both staff and volunteers.

“We can guarantee a warm welcome and a safe space in which to have open and honest conversations about how we can support you and your family.

The weekly drop-in runs from 10am-2pm and are free of charge.

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Photo Caption: Julie Waite at the Derby drop-in by Treetops


About Treetops Hospice

Treetops Hospice, the leading end-of-life care charity in 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.

Founded in 1983, Treetops supports thousands of local people – and their families – through the most difficult time of their lives. Last year, our team of over 40 Hospice at Home nurses provided over 23,800 hours of care to terminally-ill patients, working day and night to give much-needed support.

We have a team of bereavement counsellors who provide over 4,000 counselling sessions – over 900 of them to children and young people. Wellbeing team members provide valuable information and support to those who need it, while our experts in end-of life care and bereavement support dedicate many hours to training NHS staff about death and dying.

Treetops are lucky to have over 450 amazing volunteers who help to keep the hospice running smoothly.

It costs £4.2m each year to run the hospice. A counselling session for a bereaved child costs £34. An overnight Hospice at Home nursing shift for a patient at the end of life costs £108.

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:

Treetops Hospice, Derby Road, Risley, Derbyshire, DE72 3SS

0115 949 1264 |

Registered Charity Number 519540


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