Butterfly Cornwall Fund
Why we need your help
The Butterfly Cornwall project aims to improve the way patients and their loved ones spend their last days together.
Your kind donations allow the Palliative Care and End of Life team to purchase additional equipment, improve and enhance rooms used for patients at end of life, provide some added home comforts and in some cases make a 'Rainbow Day' happen meeting a patients special wishes.
Sadly, many people will be in hospital at the end of their life and our initiative acts to improve the quality of that time.
The Butterfly Cornwall Project includes:
Butterfly emblems, magnets and dignity clips (to be used with the patient/relative’s consent to encourage sensitivity around these patients)
Open visiting and carers passports
Snack boxes and hot & cold drinks from the ward
Comfort Bags for relatives (which includes a drink, shampoo/shower gel, toothbrush and toothpaste, a comb, hand wipes, pen and paper and information about the location of showers and support services)
Butterfly Belongings Bags for patient possessions after death
Wedding Boxes – for patients who wish to get married whilst at the end of their life, the chaplaincy team can help arrange a special license and we provide a memory box including a guest book/wedding album, bunting, confetti, a picture frame, candle and a disposable camera. The team recently organised a wedding in 3 hours, including a small reception on the ward.
Rainbow Days – adding colour to someone’s last days by making the moments matter (meeting special wishes for comfort care including a special meal, a haircut, a manicure or a massage for example)
Thank you for your support of The Butterfly Cornwall Fund, you are making it possible for us to provide the added extras that allow teams to provide care that goes 'above and beyond'.