COVID-19 Stepping Up

These are difficult and uncertain times. The only way we’ll get through them is by looking after our families, neighbours, and our wider community.

We provide palliative and end of life care to anyone who needs it, when they need it most. When someone in our community reaches the end of life, we have one chance to come together and support them with the best care we can provide.
This critical work becomes even more vital at a time like this: there are more patients to look after and we must make sure each one receives care and compassionate support.

The COVID-19 pandemic is already having a huge impact on our community. We know it’s going to get worse before it gets better. Our mission is to increase the support we can offer, but we need your help to make this possible.

Stepping up for our community
We’re finding ways to keep on providing at-home care to those patients and families who cannot safely visit us. Our care has been, and will always be, predominantly in our community. We’re now offering remote care to those patients who are so vulnerable they need to self-isolate. We’re using the phone and video technology to maintain vital contact.

Seeing more inpatients than ever before
In an unprecedented move to stand side-by-side with local hospitals, we’re opening eight new inpatient beds at our Winsley base, with the support of the NHS. By caring for patients who would otherwise be in hospital, we’re helping take some pressure off other healthcare providers – who are already doing so much to protect us and those we love.

What does this mean for Dorothy House?
As you may know, the pandemic means we’ve shut all our shops and had to stop many fundraising activities. At a time when we need to do more of what we do best, our funds from the local community – that support over 70% of our care – are fast drying up and the impact could be devastating. We are asking for your help today.

If you can make a donation, you’ll be helping us support our community when they need us most.

Thank you for stepping up for Dorothy House.