The Norfolk Hospice is thrilled to announce that we have now surpassed the £40,000 milestone of our additional bed appeal to support patients during the Covid-19 crisis.

The appeal was initially launched with a target of £11,760 to support the costs for one additional bed during the month of April but this was soon extended to support the running of five additional beds.

One bed at the hospice costs £420 a day to run and the cost of the additional five beds throughout April, May and June amounts to £186,900.

Lyndsay Carter, Chief Executive at The Norfolk Hospice, said:

I am extremely proud of all of the team at The Norfolk Hospice who have worked with remarkable resilience in the face of unprecedented demand on all of the nation’s healthcare providers.

The Norfolk Hospice is continuing to offer patients with life-shortening illnesses the specialist palliative care they need and this would not be possible without the generosity of our supporters and donors, so thank you.

A notable contribution to the appeal includes a £12,600 donation from The Heacham Group Practice Amenity Fund. Dr Andrew Lake, Chair of the Trustees of the Fund, said:

The Heacham Amenity Fund was originally set up by the Patient Participation Group of the practice. It has been added to over the years by other funds which have been amalgamated to enable them to provide equipment, care and services to benefit patients of the practice. These are all things that would not normally be provided by the NHS.

The Norfolk Hospice is celebrating their 35th year of providing care, comfort and compassion to residents in North and West Norfolk nearing the end of their lives and offering support for their families and friends.

You can continue to donate to the appeal via the JustGiving page here.