Farnham Institute Grant For Phyllis Tuckwell

Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care has recently received a cheque for £3,000 from The Farnham Institute Charity, who have donated the money to pay for three new syringe drivers. 

The Farnham Institute Charity gives grants to charitable purposes which will benefit Farnham residents and which are not already covered by rates, taxes or other public funds. They are great supporters of Phyllis Tuckwell, which provides supportive and end of life care for local patients and families who are living with an advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer. Every day, Phyllis Tuckwell supports over 250 patients, relatives and carers – in their own homes, in the community, at the Hospice in Farnham and at the Beacon Centre in Guildford – but as the NHS/Government only covers 20% of its costs, it has to raise over £20,000 a day to do this, and therefore relies heavily on the support and generosity of the local community.

“We would like to thank The Farnham Institute for this generous grant, which will enable us to buy three new syringe drivers, and for their ongoing support of Phyllis Tuckwell,” said Caroline Rogers, Manager of the In-Patient Unit at Phyllis Tuckwell.

A syringe driver is a small, portable, battery-operated device that administers medicines at a constant rate. Phyllis Tuckwell cares for patients through its Living Well services and Care at Home team, as well as on its In-Patient Unit at the Hospice. If you would like to find out more about the wide range of support it provides, please visit www.pth.org.uk.

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