All our services are free for our patients and their families or carers. However, there is a significant cost involved in providing this wide range of care.
It costs around £3.5 million a year to run St Mary’s. Only 17% of our costs are paid for by the NHS, so that means we rely on donations and fundraising to cover the rest – that’s over £7,000 per day that we need to raise.
Our community’s support makes a huge difference, and enables us to continue to provide exceptional care and support for our patients and their families.
Here are just a few ways we put your money to good use:
Caring for a patient for 24 hours £600
One hour of patient care £25
A home cooked meal £10
Hospice at Home
A night sit for a patient £200
Average cost per patient £1,600
Living Well Activities
30 minutes of complementary therapy £20
Attending a Living Well programme £740
Bereavement and Family Support
Supporting a bereaved relative £130