In Spring 2018, the Hodge Foundation’s donation helped City Hospice complete a full refurbishment of the ground floor of Ty Hosbis. This refurbishment improved the visitor experience for patients and their families. The improvements include the updating of counselling, therapy and day rooms as well as the reception area at the hospice. The aim was to create a brighter, more welcoming space for those visiting and in turn, make it a nicer place to be in. Liz Andrews, Chief Executive, said “We’re so proud of our essential service designed especially for the people of Cardiff. The refurbishment has been a big investment and will ensure that we’re able to provide our patients and families with a truly modern and holistic space”.
The Hodge Foundation donated a mini bus to City Hospice in 2018 which enables the charity to collect patients who attend their Day Therapy Unit sessions at Ty Hosbis.
Liz Andrew’s, Chief Executive, said “The Day Therapy Unit is an essential element of City Hospice’s service provision. Patients who are well enough to do so, visit City Hospice for social activities, whilst in a supported environment. Individuals can also spend time with a clinical nurse specialist, our consultant or complimentary therapists. We have also provided music therapy, which has been a great success, especially with our dementia patients. Providing patients with transportation to attend appointment, day centres and clinics is an essential tool for City Hospice. This also means that we can continue to develop innovative projects to further benefit our patients in the knowledge that we can offer them the means to visit our centre”.
The Light Up A Life campaign runs from October 1 to December 31, where City Hospice invites the people of Cardiff to celebrate loved ones who are no longer with us and make a gift to City Hospice. These kind donations help to ensure that people throughout Cardiff have access to the incredible care and support offered by City Hospice. All donations allow the donor to include a message in their book of remembrance and remember those special people who are no longer with us, but still very much in our lives. Funds raised have been match funded by the Hodge Foundation, helping City Hospice offer end of life care and support to patients at home, as well as offering additional therapies and day clinics at their centre, Ty Hosbis, including counselling, occupational therapy and alternative therapies.