b"sucheverything we make over and above our running costs is put back Contentsinto the services we deliver, and weve 3Letter from Val Stangoebeen making some signicant plans. 4Our CareInPatient Unit 7Our CareHospice at Home Some of these involve investing in 8 Our CareLiving Wellmaking more money in coming years. 11 Our CareFamily andThis is good because as you knowBereavement Support ServiceMoney makes Care. Every time we 12 2021: Year in Reviewincrease our income we can increase Welcome to the Voice. the amount of care we provide and wemake the future of the hospice moreFocus on Fundraising:This is our magazine in which we thankcertain. Our plans also involve a new 13 How are we funded?you, our supporters, for the generosityclinical service. For the rst time well 13Spotlight on Trusts and Grantsyou have shown in making it possiblebe employing a specialist dementia 15 Thank you doesntfor us to continue to serve thenurse, who will work with a small teamseem enough community. to make a dierence for families caring 17 Calendar of Eventsfor someone living with dementia.18 Back to BusinessThere have been some real ups and 21 Sponsor a Nursedowns over the last 12 months. One ofWhats not been so good this year? I 24Retail and Hospitalitythe ups has been our new medicalthink you probably know about those 26 The Orangery Cafstructure. That system is workingbits: the masks, the social isolation, the 27Gifts in Willsbrilliantly. Our onsite medical teamsickness, the loss. We can only hope we 27 Lottery(three doctors and three Advancedmanage to move on from this dicult 29 Volunteering UpdateNurse Practitioners) deliver a servicetime and nd a new way of living. 30 Contact Us Pagerated highly by patients and families, which has support from arms lengthFor the moment were not changing consultants who they talk with onlinemany of the rules at the hospice.St Marys Hospiceat least three times a week. They canKeeping our clinical and other services Ford Park Crescent,also talk to them more regularly andopen means focusing on keeping our Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7JPout of hours in any complex situations.sta and volunteers covid free. If you Tel: 01229 580305For rural hospices, like ours, thisvisit our shops or caf, by continuing to Email: info@stmaryshospice.org.ukinnovative model might help solveuse masks and sanitiser and keeping a Website: www.stmaryshospice.org.ukissues around recruitment. We aredistance you can help us to keep covid proud to demonstrate this model notout of our building. Some people are www.facebook.com/stmaryshospiceulverstononly works but is more sustainablemuch more vulnerable than others so@stmaryshospicethan previous models. let's all look out for each other.stmaryshospice Also on a positive, since our bedsFinally, we are only able to provide the Charity No: 517738reopened theyve been used, with acare that we do, because you provide A company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Company number: 2016831.bed occupancy average of 84%. Thatthe support that you do. Our services gives us certainty that the number ofare always free to our patients and Publishers:beds were using matches ourtheir families. The NHS provides less Majestic Publications Ltdpopulation needs. than a fth of our annual running costs 5 Minerva Court almost all of the rest comes from Chester West Employment ParkFinancially its been good too. Lastpeople like you. Chester, CH1 4QTtime I wrote, wed just had the rst Tel: 01244 852360round of Government covid grantsSo, whether youve walked up a www.majesticpublications.co.uk and, at that time, we didnt know ifmountain, jumped out of a plane, there would be any more. Thankfully abought a lottery ticket or made a second round of grants was delivered.donation online thank you, from all of Along with your nancial support thatus at St Marys. meant ending the nancial year on a high note with an unexpected level ofVal Stangoe prot. Not that we ever have prot asChief Executive 3"