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We’re absolutely delighted that this year as a company we have become one of a targeted 40 businesses supporting this amazing fund raising challenge for Sobell House.
With one in three of us likely to need or benefit from end of life care, Sobell House has a vision for Oxfordshire where everyone has access to the care they need and where families are supported.
They have therefore set themselves a target to raise extra funds over the next 4 years to support the expansion of their services in line with the demand. They will achieve this by working closely with local businesses, local groups, individuals and families.
The first priority is to grow end of life care expertise across Oxfordshire’s four hospitals. Central to this initiative to improve care of the dying will be education and training for hospital staff – strengthening and growing the pool of knowledge in end of life care across the Oxfordshire hospitals.
They will also build a new hospice space on the Churchill hospital site which will provide added clinical facilities. This will be designed to fit the needs of the increasingly frail and complex patients who are likely to be prone to falls and may suffer from dementia. It will also provide the capacity for other essential out-patient services such as lymphoedema and provide much needed comfort in a sympathetic environment.
We will be organising various fun raising events but please do let us know if you have a good idea or would like to be involved.