Treetops Hospice Care
When Treetops Hospice Care was founded back in 1983, few of its original team of health professionals, nurses and volunteers could have predicted how rapidly the seeds of hope would grow. 35 years later, Treetops Hospice Care, is widely respected for the quality and breadth of the professional services it provides to hundreds of people and their families across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Offering a sanctuary to those facing the challenges of life-limiting illness, Treetops is valued as a place of encouragement, where people are supported in living life to the full, to the end.
Enhancing Treetops with the area’s first hospice inpatient unit
In September this year, it’s expected that work will begin on a dedicated 12-bed in patient unit at the Treetops Risley campus in Derbyshire. An increasing demand for community-based end of life care that de-medicalises dying and alleviates the pressure on acute hospital care, are just two of the factors driving the £4 million project. At present, there is nowhere in South Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire offering independent hospice care accommodation – so the Treetops project marks an important and much-needed milestone for the area.
Gifted has been engaged to advise the Senior Management Team and Trustees on the fundraising strategy for the project, beginning with a feasibility study to test the potential of a £4 million capital campaign. ‘This is an extraordinary opportunity to work with a team of inspirational professionals, achieving remarkable things in the health sector,’ says Gifted’s Northern director, Amy Stevens. ‘Being able to offer a bespoke hospice inpatient facility is the natural next step for Treetops Hospice Care. It’s an absolute privilege to be partnering an organisation whose philosophy and practice is to gently remind us that every day counts.’
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