Kate's Home Nursing

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Charity details

Registered address
Doctors Surgery,Well Lane
Stow On The Wold,Cheltenham
GL54 1EQ

Phone
07540898143

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Charity number
1059680

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What is Kate’s Home Nursing?

Kate’s Home Nursing is a Registered Charity set up to nurse patients in their own home through the last stage of illness and to support their families. We are based in Stow on the Wold in the Cotswolds and cover six local GP surgeries.

We provide specialist palliative nursing care in order to achieve the best quality of life for patients who have decided that they wish to die in the familiar surroundings of their own home. There is no charge to the patient or their family.

Who qualifies for this?

When patients have been told that they are in the final stages of their illness and have expressed the wish to be at home where this is possible, their GP or District Nurse can ask us to provide nursing for them, working with other home nursing services. Our patients are generally referred to us through the GP surgeries in Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Northleach, Burford and Winchcombe and we also work with sister charities in looking after patients in the Moreton area. 

Why does this need to be done by a Charity?

The District Nursing Service provided by the NHS is not staffed to provide continuous care for patients at home, particularly at night.  The rural location of our communities also reduces the ability of the larger national charities to help.   Our team of experienced Registered Nurses fills this gap by providing high quality hospice at home care. 

What can we offer?

Kate’s Home Nursing works as part of a team with GPs, District Nurses and  other  home  nursing services. We provide professional, specialist nursing care with particular emphasis on effective  pain relief and symptom control.  When necessary, our Nurses can provide continuous care all night, as well as daytime care, thereby giving much-needed respite to the patient’s primary carer. 

Who pays for this?

All palliative nursing care we provide is free of charge and paid for from our funds as a Registered Charity.  We receive some support from official sources  but still have to raise more than 75% of our funds ourselves and so depend on the generosity of the people who support us through donations and fundraising events. 

 

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